Effective Tick Control Strategies: Keeping Your Plantation Property Safe
November 07, 2023 - Ticks
Winter may be just a few weeks away, but outdoor pests like ticks don’t plan on disappearing. Ticks can overwinter even during the toughest Florida winters, which means your Plantation property may be under attack.
One way to keep away from ticks this winter is to hide in the comfort of your home. However, this isn’t feasible for long periods of time (or much fun for you and your family). For this reason, you may want to consider more effective solutions – including some of the tips outlined below.
But before we get into the specifics of tick control in Plantation, let’s look at these pests from a bird’s eye view.
An Introduction To Ticks: Understanding The Basics
At their most basic definition, ticks are a type of parasitic arachnid requiring blood to survive. They primarily target warm-blooded mammals, although they can also survive on the blood of other creatures (including lizards and birds).
Ticks engage in what’s known as ‘questing’ behavior to find a suitable host. First, they crawl to the edge of a twig, leaf, or blade of grass, wave their legs in the air, and wait. When a suitable host brushes by, they climb on and find a warm, accessible place to bite.
The tick then injects a unique saliva to numb any sensation of their attack. Once they’ve eaten their fill and are bloated with fluid, they drop off the host to continue digesting.
Ticks in Plantation can feed on three or more hosts during their lifetimes, meaning they consume and disperse the blood of many different creatures. This, unfortunately, can lead to health complications, some of which may leave you with permanent side effects.
The Dangers Of Tick-Borne Diseases: Risks And Symptoms
Depending on the species, location, and history, a tick bite carries a 1% to 50% chance of spreading disease. This means you’re unlikely to receive a tick-borne disease from a single bite, although the probability of serious side effects goes up with every tick encounter.
Some of the most common diseases caused by ticks include:
You can treat or remediate many tick-borne diseases as long as they’re caught early in the incubation process. However, the best way to stop yourself from being affected by disease is to prevent tick infestations and their bites in the first place.
Keep reading for a list of tick prevention solutions you can start using today.
Preventing Tick Bites: Essential Tips For Your Outdoor Space
It’s time to protect your family and friends from the dangers of tick bites.
Here are some tick prevention strategies you can use to defend your outdoor space:
Get rid of any tall grass or thick vegetation where ticks could hide during the winter. You may want to mow, prune, or trim any growth getting too close for comfort.
Create a barrier around groups of trees using pea stone, gravel, or river rock. First, dig a shallow ditch around your tree or group of trees. Then, pour your stones in to create a barrier against bugs. The ticks will be more likely to avoid these rocky areas, keeping them trapped far away from your home.
Wear long-sleeved clothing while out in the yard, even during mild winter days. You may want to tuck your pants into your socks for added protection or apply a tick repellant to shoes and gloves.
Do you already have ticks around your property? These tick prevention solutions may not work for you. While they’re excellent at stopping problems before they begin, they should not be considered an ‘end-all-be-all’ solution for existing infestations.
If you want to get rid of ticks around your Plantation property for the long haul, you first need to contact the pros at GOTBUGSIKILL.
Professional Tick Control Services: Stress-Free And Effective
Plantation tick control is anything but easy. Thankfully, you don’t need to navigate this process alone. The professionals at GOTBUGSIKILL know exactly how to remove established infestations and can help you and your family get relief from ticks fast.
First, we investigate your property for tick harborage zones. Then, we apply effective treatments depending on the size of their infestation. We work alongside you as partners, not just pest control agents, to ensure you have the best possible experience with our team.
You can learn more about our tick control services in Florida by calling our office today. We look forward to providing you with a comprehensive quote and investigating possible solutions together.
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