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Why Choose TermiGuard as Your Tick Control Service?
As with most families, safeguarding you and your loved ones and pets is of utmost concern. With the newer disease people are contracting from tick bites, ticks have become a worrisome public health scare.If you find ticks in your yard, It’s best to act quickly before they multiply. The best, most reliable and easiest way to do this is to contact TermiGuard.
TermiGuard will not only provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan, free call-backs and a free inspection but same-day service as well in select areas.
We are a local, family-owned company, not a national conglomerate, so we genuinely want to help our community members live tick-free lives without all the typical service hassle and stress.
Plus, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We know you will be happy with your results.
Be smart and take charge by calling TermiGuard. You can trust that our team of experts will work with you to find the best possible solution for your unique environment and more importantly, we will listen to your concerns. Just pick the plan that best fits your Tick infestation. For most tick issues, we recommend the PREMIUM plan.
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Year-round pest protection with 4 scheduled visits
Covers 25+ general pests from TG Basic, plus covers termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees & wood-borer Beetles
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Year-round pest protection with 4 scheduled visits
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Get an idea of how bad your tick problem really is from an expert who has seen it all — with no obligation to purchase. Don’t spend another day worrying about what’s out there. You can have answers fast. Our pest and tick consultant will educate you on what you need to know, and show you the best plan options for the best value. We will walk your yard, identify breeding sites and habitats and make recommendations.
All our pest program participants get free callbacks and tick control is no different. Quite often once a tick infestation is under control, pressures from neighboring properties can still occur.. If your yard needs supplemental tick treatment in between your regularly scheduled treatments, we will come out to take care of the issue at no additional cost..
When you have found ticks on you, a pet or a child, you should take care of the infestation right away. That is why we offer same-day service options in select areas. You can breathe easy knowing help is on the way to not only protect your family and pets from these disease-carrying menaces, but provide you the proper education for peace of mind.
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When Should I Call A Tick Control Expert?
Most often, homeowners discover that they have ticks on their property when they, their family members, or their pets receive a tick bite or find an embedded tick. Tick bites typically become red and swollen on the recipient’s skin, which may feel warm or hot to the touch. Some tick bite recipients also develop a pattern of red dots with a white bull’s eye on their skin.
Keep an Eye Out
Even if neither you nor your pets are tick carriers, you can still easily check to see if there are any ticks on your property. Look along piles of firewood and leaves, on bushes and tall grass, and near rock and brick walls in particular. You can either inspect these areas with the aid of a flashlight or drag a towel around the area, seeing if any ticks attach themselves to it.
If you have any indication that there may be ticks on your property, then do not delay in reaching out to TermiGuard. Our team will conduct a thorough inspection and give you a positive answer as to whether or not you have ticks, as well as a plan for how to combat them if necessary.
What Causes Tick Infestations?
Ticks enjoy vegetation such as tall grass, large plants, bushes, and shrubs. These are some of their favorite hiding spots. In particular, they enjoy dark, moist, and warm areas.
Landscape Maintenance is Key
Therefore, if you do not mow your grass regularly or keep your shrubs and bushes well-maintained, this could contribute to the arrival of ticks. You should also be sure to properly dispose of any piles of grass, shrub clippings, wood, etc. so that these ideal tick hiding places are not available.
This being said, because ticks are hitchhikers, they may still appear in yards that do not have much of this vegetation. They are looking for prey, or someone to attach themselves to, and they are experts at finding hiding spots in even the best-maintained yards.
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Important Types of Ticks to Watch Out For
While all types of ticks can harm you, you should carefully watch out for some types of ticks in particular. The types of ticks that most commonly bite humans are the blacklegged tick, the lone star tick, and the American dog tick.
Blacklegged (deer) Tick
Also known as the deer tick, the blacklegged tick is the first major type of tick to be aware of. Unfed female blacklegged (deer) ticks have an orange body and black scutum. Males are less easily distinguishable, but they do not transmit infections.
No matter where a blacklegged (deer) tick is in its life cycle, it may bite a human. These ticks pose the greatest risk during the spring, summer, and fall, particularly in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest regions of the United States. Blacklegged (deer) ticks have the potential to transmit various bacterial infections, including Lyme disease.
Lone Star Tick
The lone star tick is especially aggressive, making it very important to watch out for. The nymph and adult female lone star ticks are most likely to bite humans. Adult female lone star ticks have a white dot, referred to as a “lone star,” on their backs.
Lone star ticks need a new host during each stage of their lives. Their host animals can be mammals, reptiles, amphibians, or birds. Rather than transmitting the notorious Lyme disease, the lone star tick causes southern tick-associated rash illnesses. Effects of this disease include headaches, rashes, and a fever.
American Dog Tick (Wood Tick)
The American dog tick is another potentially dangerous tick. It is also frequently referred to as a wood tick. Adult female American dog ticks, which are characterized by being flat, oval-shaped, and brownish-red and white in color, are the most likely to bite humans.
American dog ticks most frequently feed on humans during the spring and summer months. They are found all over North America, usually in grassy areas or on trails and walkways around the edges of forests.
In addition to these three types of ticks that most often bite humans, other types of ticks that give illnesses to people include the brown dog tick, Gulf Coast tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, and western blacklegged tick.
What is the Lifecycle of Ticks?
As ticks grow and develop over time, they go through different stages of life. It is different for each species, but the lifecycle of a tick generally consists of four stages.
First, a new tick consists of a simple egg. This egg then hatches, and the tick starts as a six-legged larva. Eventually, it becomes an eight-legged nymph, and then a full adult tick.
Once the tick hatches from its egg, it needs to eat blood to survive. A tick’s full lifecycle can take as long as three years to fully take place, though most ticks will die early because they can not find a proper host to suck blood from.
What exactly happens during each stage of its lifecycle is not necessarily the same for all types of ticks. For example, while many species of ticks like to have a different host animal during each of their four life stages, others, such as the brown dog tick, prefer to have the same host (human or animal) throughout their entire lifecycle.
What are the Dangers of Ticks?
Some ticks carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These can affect both humans and animals and may lead to a variety of different symptoms or even death.
How Can I Get Rid of Ticks?
Ticks are difficult to control, and natural tick removal strategies are not proven to be effective.
Thankfully, the exterminators at TermiGuard are experts at removing ticks. Our team is trained to quickly find and eliminate all ticks on your property, getting it back to the comfortable and safe place it is meant to be. You are much better off asking for help from the experts than trying to deal with the situation on your own, with DIY gimmicks or inferior methods and products.
If pets in the home are affected, seek veterinary care as soon as possible to treat the medical issues that arise from fleas.
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How Can I Prevent Ticks to Begin With?
Ticks can be incredibly harmful, so it is a good idea to employ all prevention methods so that ticks are less likely to come to your property, to begin with. While any backyard can be susceptible to a tick infestation, there are strategies to use that reduce the likelihood and therefore the risks of ticks arriving.
Keep Grass Short
First, it is important to keep your grass mowed and well-maintained. It should be kept short since ticks like hiding in taller grass. Do your best to clear away the grass clippings and brush, including on the edges of your lawns.
Build a Landscaping Barrier
Because ticks also enjoy living in wooded areas, if there is some near your property, you may want to install some type of division between them. Making a three-foot barrier with gravel or wood chips can help keep ticks in the wooded areas rather than encouraging them to move to your yard.
Clean Up Moist Hiding Spots
While you can not control the humidity in your outdoor space, you can do your best to reduce moist piles of things like firewood, leaves, and sticks. Stack any wood you have in a dry area, and dispose of natural waste rather than keeping it in your yard to decompose and attract ticks. The more manicured your landscape, the less tick pressures you will typically have.