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Ticks In The Fort Worth Area Could Be Transmitting Disease

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How often do you spend time outdoors? If you spend a lot of time outdoors, what are you doing to avoid ticks? Many individuals in Fort Worth do not pay much attention to ticks. If this is the case for you, we have some concerning things you need to think about. Here are some common diseases spread by ticks in Fort Worth that you should know about and some ways to keep ticks out of your yard. If you already know how much of a problem ticks can be and you want an easy option to get them off your property, call the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite now. We will walk you through our yard pest control and schedule an appointment for your property.

I Live In The Fort Worth Area. How Common Are Ticks Here?

You are less likely to deal with ticks in Fort Worth than you are if you travel outside the city. These pests thrive in tall grasses and thick undergrowth and have trouble surviving on paved streets and sidewalks. Keeping this in mind, if you visit any of the major parks in the area or you have vegetation on your property, you might encounter these pests. Ticks can also become a problem when they invade homes and businesses on the backs of pets and wild animals such as rats, mice, and squirrels. Ticks can hop off indoors and find their way onto humans.

What Kind Of Ticks Lead To Lyme Disease?

There are a few different types of ticks that live here in Fort Worth. All spread the disease, however, only one kind spreads Lyme disease. They are called black-legged ticks. These orange-brown arachnids have dark-colored legs and a spot in the center of their backs. You must know how to identify these ticks as this may save you from some unnecessary stress. Also, identifying and keeping a black-legged tick in a plastic bag in the freezer after being bitten could help your doctor identify which strain of Lyme disease you may contract. Now, being bitten doesn’t always lead to sickness. It usually takes more than 24 hours of feeding before diseases are transmitted. Saving ticks that bite you in the freezer is just a good habit to keep. Keep in mind, that Lyme disease isn't the only disease ticks spread. There are many sicknesses you can contract from these pests. Stay safe by having your property treated for ticks and putting prevention in place to keep wildlife off your property.

What Signs Should I Look Out For If I Think I Have A Tick Infestation?

Ticks are not like other pests that invade homes. When these small arachnids come indoors, their main priority is to stay well-fed. If you continue to find ticks on your pets or your body, this is a good sign that your home is infested. To remove ticks from your home, we recommend investing in a professional tick removal service.

How Can Fort Worth Help Me With All The Ticks In And Around My Home?

To identify ticks inside your home or business, hire the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our team of licensed and trained technicians would be happy to put their experience to use for you and your safety. We know how to identify and deal with all kinds of ticks in Fort Worth. With just one service visit we will address any problems you are currently having with these pests and then we can put in place some long-term protective treatments to keep future invaders out.

Call us today if you want to learn more about pest control in Fort Worth and find a service option that best fits your needs.

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