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How To Control TicksTick

If you have pets, one of the common things to be worried about when you’re an owner are the potential parasites which can use your pet as a host. This can be a really irritating experience for your pet and can potentially lead to a tick deciding to use you as a host!

There are a variety of ticks that you or your pet can encounter when outdoors. Among the various species of tick there are seven types of ticks that are most common in the United States: The American dog tick, Blacklegged tick, Brown dog tick, Gulf Coast tick, Lone Star tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick and the Western blacklegged tick. Aside from grossing us out and being a pain in the butt, ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Tularemia to name a few.

When ticks latch on to you or your pet, they can’t easily be plucked off as their grip is exceptionally strong for a little insect so it’s better to not have to deal with them in the first place. Having the right products and know-how on getting rid of ticks is important to help you kill, deter and outright prevent infestations of ticks.

Solutions Pest & Lawn can help provide you everything you need to eliminate ticks from your property and home quickly and conveniently. We can provide you expert advice either in person at our stores or here online via our website and customer service line where we can help you to choose the best products and apply the best tips to protect you, your family and your pets from this irritating parasite.

How To Get Rid of Ticks: 3 Step Solution

Because ticks almost always find their way indoors by first hitching a ride onto pets, it is important to first thoroughly check your pets for any ticks that are latched onto them before going about a treatment program to protect your home and outdoor property against tick infestations. Solutions Pest and Lawn is happy to share with you a simple to follow 3 step tick treatment program that we developed from years of experience in both applying and selling insecticides through our stores.

Step 1:  If you are a homeowner then there are two ways that a tick infestation can develop on your property or inside your home: you either have a pet bringing them in, or they are hitching a ride in on your pant-leg while you are in the yard. Ticks typically survive via living off the blood of a host, which is normally a pet or animal of some sort. Knowing this information, the first step in getting rid of ticks is to inspect and treat the source, which is often your domesticated pet. For these reasons we recommend treating your pet with a topical flea treatment which we carry called Martin’s Prefurred which we have for either dogs or cats. We also recommend using a spray such as Petcor so they do not continue to spread the infestation.

Step 2: Indoors, we recommend conducting a thorough vacuuming of all floor surfaces every other day and disposing of the bag or rinse out the canister. This will help to swipe up any live ticks that are hiding in your carpet or any tick eggs that have been laid. We also recommend using a mixture of an insecticide spray and an IGR for best results in controlling ticks inside your home. We suggest Reclaim IT and Gentrol Point Source IGR. Apply these products according to the instructions on the label. We also recommend reapplying this 14 days after and doing so repeatedly until there are no more tick problems.

Step 3:  Outdoors we recommend a combination of cultural control and insecticides. Trim back your trees and shrubs as much as possible and remove any clutter or leaf litter from your yard. Once this is done, we recommend treating your yard with a granular or liquid insecticide. Ticks are usually introduced to your yard by wildlife, rodents, stray animals, etc. and using Bifen LP or will prevent establishment of the infestation when the wildlife comes back around. You can use Reclaim IT to create a barrier that will prevent ticks from residing on your property and venturing close or into your home.

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Ticks Got You Scratching Your Head?

We tend to stop thinking about fleas and ticks when the cold months start rolling in, but do our pets. Fleas and ticks on your dog or cat will not be affected by the cold outside so we need to pay just as much attention in December as we do in May.

Check your pets for fleas and the feces blood spots and using a good flea comb after bathing time is always a great tool for inspection. Check for ticks between their paws and ears. Thick coats on animals can make it difficult to locate if any ticks are there until they are fully engorged with blood. Spraying your pets with a flea and tick spray is very helpful; something like Petcor will do the trick.

If you miss one single engorged female on the inside she can successfully deposit her full load of up to 5000 eggs, hidden in some crevice or void. And then you will have a problem. So inspect your dogs carefully daily, and remove any ticks quickly in the proper manner.

On the outside think about the areas that ticks will be the highest concentrations, in heavy brush. This may also a good time to remove excessive brush and plantings in the pet’s area. And think about applying a good residual insecticide in the early spring if you are in an area of heavy tick infestation.

But not matter your pest problem, flea or tick you can find a full line of solutions at Solutions.

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