Tick, Tick……… Tick? Call Slug-A-Bug Today!
If you suspect a tick problem in your yard or home… pick up the phone, or fill out the contact form on this page, and a Slug-A-Bug professional will arrange for your free, no obligation pest assessment today!
If ticks are found, we will recommend a low-impact treatment program that will rid your lawn of these pesky pests…Guaranteed!
Pets, children and adults can easily pick up ticks from the lawn area and bring these pests into your home. The primary step in preventing an in-house infestation is to create a tick free zone around your home by clearing them from your lawn. Let Slug-A-Bug rid your lawn of ticks.
The most common sign of ticks is finding them on your dog. They can also be found in cracks and crevices, crawling up walls and inside false ceilings.
Ticks carry a number of infectious diseases which affect humans and pets. Prevention is the best form of treatment. If ticks are present, your home and yard should be treated to control the population.
A tick is an anthropoid; it spends the bulk of its life on or near the ground waiting for a suitable host. Ticks can carry the causal organism of such diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, typhus, rickettsia pox, relapsing fever and tularemia.
There are a number of ticks that reside in Central Florida
The Brown Dog Tick feeds mainly on dogs and is usually found in areas where dogs frequent. They feed off your dog and invade your home and do not stay on their host for their entire lifecycle. This tick is found year-round in Florida but is most active spring through summer. In colder months, this tick cannot survive outdoors and will move into your home for warmth.
The Lone Star Tick is the most common human-biting tick in Florida. Lone star ticks carry and transmit ehrlichiosis and southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).
The Gulf Coast Tick is prevalent in southeastern states. Gulf Coast ticks transmit a less severe form of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever relative; Rickettsia parkeri.
The Black-Legged Tick (or deer tick) is mostly known as the carrier of Lyme disease. Black-legged ticks also carry babesiosis and HGA (human granulocytic anaplasmosis). Nymphs are found April through August. Adults are common throughout the winter (September through May).
Call the professionals at Slug-A-Bug, as soon as you suspect a tick problem and we will perform a free, no obligation inspection and if warranted arrange for professional, treatment that will rid your yard of ticks.
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