ROVE PEST CONTROL IN BOSTON, MA
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Long before Ben Edlund made the Tick sprout up into legend status out of Norwood, ticks had been becoming super pests throughout the Boston metro. These 8-legged blood feeders are just has happy to parasitize your pet as they are you or your children.
From the time the snow melts and things start to warm up, ticks start to wake up and seek the blood meals necessary for them to grow, reproduce and simply live. They don’t typically become as much of an issue for people as other animals until folks start venturing out for walks in the woods. By late spring to early summer, the populations have grown adequately to start pushing the populations from the wooded and overgrown areas into more manicured yards. They may just migrate there naturally or simply end up there when they drop off of their previous host.
If you know you are headed into an area likely to have ticks such as a trail through the woods or even just tall grasses. Wearing clothes that make it easy to spot ticks quickly as they first hop on for the ride will help reduce the number of ticks that have a chance to attach. In addition, you can use repellents such as DEET, picaridin, or IR3535.
In your yard, having a barrier between lawns and wooded or overgrown areas will help minimize tick access to your yard. Typically, 3 feet of barrier is a good starting point. In addition to natural barriers, a Rove Pest Control technician can apply a barrier treatment to susceptible places in the yard to reduce the quantity of ticks that are able to approach you or your pets.
Flea and tick collars will work wonders for pets, but if you know your yard is susceptible to ticks, having a full tick treatment for the yard will provide the best population reduction overall. Rove technicians have sprays and granular treatments that can be applied to different types of landscaping to target the places where ticks will traffic through.
Tick Born Diseases
It is always a good idea to do regular self-inspections for ticks. You can pick them up in the most unlikely places such as walking through a parking lot. Be sure to check the hairline, inside and behind ears, back of neck, armpits, inside belly button, around waistline, groin, legs, behind knees, and between toes.
Even if a tick is attached, it takes a while for it to have taken a blood meal and be able to transmit Lyme disease. The typical time from is 36-48 hours of feeding. In addition to Lyme disease, ticks carry diseases such as Tularemia, Spotted fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ehrichiosis ewingi infection, Babesiosis, Relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, Tick-borne encephalitis, Powassan encephalitis, Human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Southern tick-associated rash illness, Human monocytotropic ehrlichiosis, Baggio-Yoshinari syndrome, RMSF, Anaplasmosis, Tick paralysis, Boutonneuse fever.
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At Rove Pest Control, we take pride in serving customers and creating long-term relationships with both residential and commercial clients. Whether your home is near the North End or Worcester, built 200 years ago or 2, our residential services are customizable to the specific needs of your home.