Ticks are ectoparasites – they are parasites that live outside of an animal, especially dogs and cats. The fur of our pets is a perfect breeding ground for these pests: they have unlimited supply of food plus they can live for extended periods without getting noticed. These pests serve as vectors for many diseases that can even be fatal to your beloved pet. A variety of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and even toxins can be transferred with a single bite of a tick. For something very small, ticks do create a lot of damage.
Ticks are known to infest our pets, but they are also drawn to human blood. Ticks can be transferred from our pets to our bed sheets, furniture, draperies and clothing. Even you and your family are not safe from the disease carried by these pests. Here are some human diseases that can hitchhike on ticks:
- Tickborne relapsing fever
- Lyme Disease
- Colorado tick fever
- Heartland virus
- STARI (Southern tick-associated rash illness)
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Both our homes and our yards are not safe from tick infestation. Cleanliness is still the key to maintain a pest-free home. But should your pets or property be infested with ticks, contact Chilton’s Environmental. We have a proven track record in pest control, and ticks are not an exemption. We are equipped with the proper tools for pest control, and our staff has the technical knowledge to deal with pests. The pesticides we use are environmentally friendly, which makes it safe for you, your family, and your pets. Call us now for a quote.