Are pesky ticks invading your personal space? Take back your home with tick treatment in Austin.
Tick Infestations: Identification, Removal, and Control
If you suspect a tick infestation in your home or yard, it is best to call a professional pest control company such as Texas Bug Control. Our experienced technicians will assess the area and recommend an effective plan of action based on the type of ticks present, potential entry points, and other factors. Depending on the severity of infestation they may suggest a combination of chemical treatments and physical removal methods.
Texas Bug Control works to eliminate ticks in residential and commercial buildings across Allandale, Andice, Austin, Barton Creek, Bee Cave, Brushy Creek, Cedar Park, Daffan, Del Valle, Dripping Springs, Jollyville, Jonestown, Georgetown, Green Shores, Hutto, Lakeway, Leander, Liberty Hill, Manor, Mueller, Oak Hill, Onion Creek, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Rough Hollow, Tarrytown, The Hills, Wells Branch, West Lake Hills, and Windemere.
If you’re wondering what kind of ticks are in your area, Texas Bug Control can also help. We have the necessary tools to identify and differentiate between different species of ticks, as well as the experience and knowledge to determine which ones pose a greater risk for disease-carrying potential.
Our team is also equipped with the latest techniques for proper tick removal from both people and pets, including vacuuming, detailed grooming and combing out the bugs. Additionally, we provide our customers with advice on preventing future infestations by maintaining their yards and outdoor spaces free from tall grasses or brush piles that may attract these pests.
What Are Ticks?
Ticks are small, eight-legged parasites that feed on the blood of their host. They can be found in a variety of habitats in Texas, from wooded areas to grassy fields and even your backyard. Tick infestations can cause many health risks for both people and pets, so it’s important to know how to properly identify and remove them.
Behavior and Characteristics of Ticks
Ticks are most active during the warmer months, but they can survive and reproduce in colder climates as well. They typically feed on a variety of hosts, including humans, birds, rodents, dogs, and cats. Ticks have flat bodies that measure between two to five millimeters long and vary in color from reddish-brown to light gray.
Identifying Tick Infestations
If you find ticks on yourself, your pet or in your yard, you may have a tick infestation. It is critical to take action as soon as possible, since these pests can spread dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. If the infestation is severe enough, contact Texas Bug Control right away for the best solution.
Understanding Tick Habits
Ticks can enter your home in a variety of ways. They may latch on to clothing, furniture or other items that have come into contact with an infested area. Ticks are also known to climb walls, trees and other structures searching for hosts they can feed on. Additionally, pets that spend time outdoors can bring ticks into the house.
Removing Ticks with Texas Bug Control
At Texas Bug Control, we understand the urgency of tick infestations and have the expertise to help. Our technicians use a variety of pest control products such as insecticides and specialized vacuums to effectively remove ticks from your home or yard. We also provide guidance on how to protect yourself and your family from future infestations.