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Date Posted: August 28, 2019
Category: Ticks

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two engorged ticks embedded in a long haired dog that belongs to a southern portland family

Every year when summer begins to turn into fall, ticks can become a major issue for homeowners. But it can be easy to let down our guard and stop checking for ticks, under the false assumption that ticks are becoming less active as the weather cools down. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Now is the time of year when ticks become most active as they reach their highest population numbers!

 

Health Concerns Raised by Ticks

If you’ve ever been bitten by a tick, you know that finding one attached to your skin is anything but pleasant. Once ticks are found and removed, the area of the tick bite can be uncomfortable and itchy for both people and their pets. If bites are scratched, it can lead to harmful rashes and skin infections, but that’s the least troublesome problem concerning tick bites. Some of the more serious tick-bite health concerns include viruses and diseases that ticks are capable of carrying, with the most well-known disease being Lyme disease. Other diseases spread by ticks are fibromyalgia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Bell's palsy, to name a few. Each of these viruses can lead to severe, life-long health issues if they are not caught in their earliest stages.

 

Benefits of Professional Tick Control

Finding your property riddled with ticks and ticks buried within your pet’s fur can be concerning for any South Portland homeowner, especially when the health concerns associated with ticks are taken into consideration. A proper pest control program can help cut down tick populations on your property, which will help protect you and your pets throughout the rest of tick season. With professional tick treatment and control, you get the benefits of:

  • Dedicated pest professionals

  • Tick control services throughout the entire tick season (May-Oct)

  • Accurately identified locations of high tick activity

  • Treatments targeted in areas with the highest tick activity to reduce breeding sites

Here at Big Blue Bug Solutions, we manage ticks with treatment options that target tick-breeding grounds which greatly reduce the number of ticks on your South Portland property. If efficient tick control services are what you’re looking for, look no further than the team of pest experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We care about the needs of your home. Contact us today to learn more about how our tick control solutions can benefit you this year!

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