What are ticks?
Ticks are small parasitic pests with flat, oval-shaped bodies that expand and grow as they consume their blood meals. Like other arachnids, adult ticks have eight legs and don't have wings. Ticks vary in color from brown, black, or reddish-brown to grayish-white or even a yellowish color.
Ticks don’t live permanently on their hosts but do spend long periods on each host they feed on. Most ticks require a blood meal from a new host at each life stage. Ticks feed over many days, and as they feed, their animal hosts continue going about their daily activities. During any of their life stages, ticks will bite and feed on the blood of a warm-blooded animal.
How do I get rid of ticks?
At Green Day Pest Control, we take pride in helping members of our community guard their properties against ticks and other pests. We live and work in the Sacramento area which gives us better insight into the pests in our area and the best way to protect homes and businesses from them.
Green Day Pest offers effective pest control treatments and long-term pest prevention measures to provide our customers with the peace of mind of a pest-free home. If you are experiencing problems with ticks or would simply like to prevent problems with ticks before they develop, give us a call today to learn more about our tick control treatment options for Sacramento and the surrounding areas.
Why do I have a tick problem?
Ticks can become a problem wherever there are hosts to take advantage of. However, they are primarily a problem in outdoor spaces as most ticks cannot complete their life cycle indoors.
The more factors you have on your property that attract wild animals, the more likely it is that you will experience problems with ticks. Things that often attract tick-covered wild animals to our yards include open trash cans, recycling bins, gardens, compost bins, and areas of standing water.
Are ticks dangerous?
Ticks feed over several days. Since ticks feed so slowly, they can quickly acquire and transmit diseases. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and ehrlichiosis are all spread to people by ticks. Though not every tick is carrying these dangerous tick-borne diseases, many are, so the less contact you have with these pests, the better it is for you and your pets.