Ticks are one of the most annoying and dangerous pests around. They are small enough to go undetected and can carry life-threatening diseases. Unfortunately, Florida is no stranger to these irritating pests.
Although we love the year-round sunshine and warm weather, Florida’s climate is a hotbed for ticks. Shoreline Environmental Pest Solutions wants to help protect our neighbors by providing effective tick control and extermination in Boca Raton, FL.
What Types of Ticks Can You Find in Florida?
- Brown dog tick: This type of tick gets its name from its preferred habitat: your dog. Brown dog ticks are typically found on dogs and can lay up to 3,000 eggs. These pests are known for transmitting diseases to dogs.
- American dog ticks: These are the ticks that you check for after going hiking. They latch themselves on to both animals and humans and can lay up to 6,000 eggs.
- Gulf Coast tick: These ticks are prevalent around the Gulf Coast states and transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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Why Controlling and Exterminating Ticks Is Important
1. They are difficult to remove.
Typically, you can remove ticks with a good pair of tweezers. However, ticks like to bury their heads and mouthparts deep into your skin. When removing a tick, you want to make sure that the head comes with it.
2. They spread diseases to both you and your furry friend.
In most cases, a tick bite results in minor irritation and redness. In severe cases, ticks can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and Lyme disease. Although diseases transmitted by ticks are curable, they can cause serious side effects that require immediate and extensive medical attention if left unchecked for too long.
Tick Control and Extermination Process
- A Shoreline Environmental Pest Solutions professional will inspect your home and property to find the source of the infestation.
- Your exterminator uses a specialized solution at the source to exterminate the blood-sucking pests.
- We perform ongoing tick control and prevention practices to keep your property tick-free.
Ticks are annoying pests that can infect both you and your pets. Addressing your pest problem as early as possible is essential to prevent further, more severe issues.