Ticks are common in tall grasses and wooded areas, but they can easily be found near homes as well, hitching a ride on field mice, deer, dogs, and even people. Bites from ticks can cause serious diseases in both dogs and humans, the most prevalent being Lyme disease, a long-term debilitating illness that can be difficult to detect and treat.
If you have had a problem with ticks in or around your home, contact our experts at Brody Brothers Pest Control. We feature a multi-pronged tick control regimen that targets every stage of their life cycle, from egg to adult. Our tick control methods are safe and effective, and we provide tick control services in Ruxton and the surrounding areas.
Have you noticed ticks on a pet or a family member? Call our experts at (410) 653-2121 or contact us online to learn more about our tick removal in Ruxton, MD.
How to Determine If You Have a Tick Problem in Ruxton
The only real way to determine if you have a tick problem is to be vigilant. If you, a family member, or a pet spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in grassy or wooded areas, it is important to check thoroughly for ticks after returning home. Ticks can be as small as a poppy seed and can attach anywhere on your body. Thoroughly examine your skin after each outing and use a tick spoon or tweezers to carefully remove any you find. If the bite area becomes inflamed or develops a rash, have it examined by a doctor. For pets, it will be necessary to inspect for ticks more thoroughly, moving aside hair and checking between toes.
What Causes Tick Problems?
Early in a tick’s life cycle, it feeds on small animals like mice, while later, it feeds on larger animals, including deer. Tick problems are caused when any of these host animals are attracted to your property. For mice, this means an abundance of food and cozy nesting locations in or near your home, while deer enjoy grassy or wooded areas that may adjoin your property.
How to Prevent Tick Problems
To prevent ticks, you must discourage the wildlife that carry them from spending too much time near your home. Here are a few tips that can help:
- Avoid feeding wild animals near your home, including deer.
- Clean up spilled bird feed or pet food in outdoor locations.
- Use secure trash cans to keep rodents out.
- Seal the exterior of your home to keep mice from nesting inside.
- Clean up debris in your yard like leaves, firewood, and trash.
- Keep grass short and remove debris from woody or grassy yard edges.
- Keep furniture and outdoor toys away from grassy or woody areas.
Finally, if you have a rodent problem, it is important to address that to minimize tick problems.
Our Tick Removal in Ruxton
At Brody Brothers Pest Control, we use multiple methods to control ticks as they pass from stage to stage. Our tick control process includes:
- Treating bedding materials that rodents will carry to their nests.
- Treating grassy and wooded areas around your property.
- Treating transition areas along the yard edge.
- Recommending ways to discourage wildlife from staying.
To control other pests, such as mice, bees, and ants, we recommend our convenient and affordable Home Protection Plan.
Schedule Tick Removal in Ruxton with Brody Brothers
If you are having tick problems in the Ruxton area, count on our team at Brody Brothers Pest Control for effective, long-lasting tick control services.
To schedule tick removal in Ruxton, contact us at (410) 653-2121 today!