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Ticks and Treatment Methods

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Blacklegged Deer Tick QUICK ID:

Color: Dark brown to black body
Legs: Eight
Shape: Flat; broad oval
Size: 1/8 inches
Antennae: No
Flying: No
Region: All 50




Why are they a problem:

  • Spring and summer are prime seasons for tick infestations
  • People and pets spend more time outdoors, increasing the chance of bringing ticks indoors.
  • Be extremely vigilant against ticks in the warmer months
  • Of the more than 800 tick species, about 100 spread bacteria that can cause dangerous diseases
  • Ticks can spread Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Lyme disease, the most common tick-transmitted disease in the world
  • Lyme disease symptoms include: fever, headache, arthritis, and fatigue
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever symptoms include: headache, fever, muscle pain, and rash.
  • Both diseases can be life-threatening if not properly treated.
  • More commonly, a tick can feed on a host for 24 hours before it falls off causing a local skin reaction and sometimes anemia.

Finding the SOLUTION:

  • Use a tick repellent when in places where ticks are common, such as in weeds and long grassy areas.
  • Wear long sleeved shirts and pants, preferably light in color, so ticks will be easy to detect.
  • When you return indoors, inspect clothing and skin and wash clothes immediately.
  • Discuss proper tick preventative and treatment options with your pet’s veterinarian.
  • If you have symptoms of Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Check your family and pets for ticks after they spend time outdoors,
  • If you find signs of a tick infestation in your home, call Royal Pest for proper treatment.

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Tick Reduction Fact sheet 1

Tick Warning

Tick problems

Spring and summer are prime seasons for tick infestations, and with both humans and pets spending more time outdoors.

Termites Swarming


It is not always possible for an untrained individual to see evidence of termites. Homeowners must be vigilant in and around the home.


Flea Infestation


Summer and fall are prime seasons for flea infestations, and with both humans and pets spending more time outdoors.


Rain & Mosquitoes


Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, but they also can transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to.