Ticks live off the blood of their host and spread a bacteria that can cause sickness. They engorge themselves. A single female can lay thousands of eggs in her lifetime. There has been much debate on how to slow the spread of ticks, the best defense is to be on a regular service plan.
Their may not be a lot we can do to slow down the spread of ticks across the country but we can do a lot in making sure your yards are a safe place. We make sure to treat not only the entire lawn, bushes and flower beds for ticks. With a regular treatment schedule of your yard in correlation with having your pets treated for ticks it is possible to be tick free or we will come back for free.
There are a few main types of ticks in California. The American Dog tick, the Brown Dog Tick, the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, and the Wester Blacklegged Ticks
There are many methods to remove a tick. The most common method people use to remove a tick is a fine tip tweezers. Using a light even pressure, pull straight and slowly so the tick does not break in the skin. Then they clean it with soap and water and/or rubbing alcohol. This is not medical advise. Please talk to a your medical professional.
Yes, it’s possible but rare. There were 84 cases of lyme disease reported in California in 2016 reported by the CDC. The good news is that it is extremely rare for a case to be reported in the Central Valley.
They prefer shaded areas by walking paths. Any place they are not in direct sunlight and has a high traffic area is idea to set up and wait.
Ticks need blood in every developing stage.
If you are going camping or hiking there are bug repellents on the market to help prevent tick bites. After hiking or camping check for ticks around your arms, ears, etc.
Around your home, there are many eco pest prevention programs. Feel free to call Crazy Ant Pest Control at 559-295-5010 to learn more.