There are a wide variety of pests in the Plano area, and it can be difficult to go it alone in the pest control world. Thankfully, at All-Safe Pest & Termite, we have the tools and years of experience you need to keep your home safe from all pests, no matter the time of year.
One of the more concerning pests in Plano is the tick. We have tips and prevention methods that will keep you and your family safe from the dangerous diseases these pests can carry. Don’t risk a single day with ticks in or around your home. These are not a pest you want to “wait and see” if they will be exterminated with DIY methods — your health is worth the assurance you can only get with professional tick control.
The Types Of Ticks That Can Be Found In Plano
The two most common kinds of ticks in Plano are the deer (or black-legged) tick and the lone star tick. The deer tick is often quite small and is difficult to see with the naked eye. It will start feeding on a host, typically a person or animal, and that will make it become larger as it is engorged with blood. Deer ticks are an arachnid, and, like a spider, have eight legs. The lone star tick is typically easy to identify, as they range from a red/brown color to a very dark brown. These ticks typically have a white dot at the center of their backs.
The Diseases Ticks Are Capable Of Spreading
Ticks are generally known to spread Lyme disease. However, the long list of illnesses these pests can spread does not stop there. In addition to Lyme disease, deer ticks can spread anaplasmosis, B. miyamotoi disease (a form of relapsing fever), ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and Powassan virus. Its lone star tick counterpart has been known to carry and spread ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, and the southern tick-associated rash illness (STAR). These pests transmit a wide variety of diseases that can harm you and your family if found in or around your Plano home.
How To Prevent Tick Bites
At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we suggest taking the following precautions to prevent tick bites from happening:
- Wear long clothes, especially in high grasses or wooded areas where ticks are often found. Be sure your skin is not exposed, careful to wear long socks, pants, and long-sleeved shirts.
- Consider sprays that contain DEET, which should repel ticks from your person.
- Keep your property well-manicured, and do not let grass grow up too high.
- Frequently remove yard waste and debris. Do not store it on the property, especially near the home.
- Ensure pets are properly up-to-date on flea and tick care, whether they are indoor or outside pets. Remember, humans are not the only host a tick is seeking.
Call us at All-Safe Pest & Termite to ensure your home and property remain pest-free.
The Most Effective Tick Control For Plano Properties
The very best way to be sure your home is safe, both inside and out, is to trust the professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite. With our years of experience, coupled with our comprehensive treatment plans, we offer your best bet against ticks in and around your home. Don’t try to go it alone when it comes to pest control in Plano. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we know how stressful, costly, and difficult that can be.
Trust your pest control needs to our pros. We are always here to lend a helping hand, and take that stress off of your shoulders. Our experts will not only treat your home quickly and efficiently but will continue care with routine follow-up visits, ensuring your home is tick-free for the long haul.
Call All-Safe Pest & Termite today to begin with a free estimate and a comprehensive inspection of your Plano home. We will be sure to tailor a plan to your unique needs, no matter the pest. Call today, and remove pest control from your to-do list, giving you and your family the peace of mind you deserve, especially in your own home.