Deer Ticks, the most common Tick in RI feed on blood. They have have six legs.Young deer ticks are brown the size of poppy seeds. Adult female deer ticks are red and black, while males are black. Adult deer ticks are about the size of a sesame seed
Yes. Ticks bite. Ticks are blood sucking members of the arachnid or spider family. And like most Parasites need a blood meal to reproduce.
When Ticks bite they bury their head under the skin and stay there for over 24 hours. Most people find the tick before noticing the bite. To remove the Tick, use a pair of tweezers as close to the head and your skin as possible. Slowly and gently pull the Tick out. Try not to break the ticks head off leaving it under the skin and do not squeeze the Tick or more bacteria will get on or under your skin. Tick bites will be red and swollen on most people. If the bite swells and looks like a red bulls eye seek immediate medical attention. This is one sign of Lyme.
The only real sign is to see the ticks, weather on someone or crawling across the floor I you are not sure call a professional Exterminator. Save the Bug in a baggie or empty pill bottle so the inspector can ID it.
Ticks enter your home on your clothes, pets, kids and ever small mice. The deer tick is mostly found in grassy areas particularly the border of your yard where it meets with wooded areas. They will also be on or close to the vegetation Deer like to eat.
Rarely would you see more than a few Ticks IN your house, but preventative treatments help. Treat your pets regularly with what the Vet recommends. Areas to treat for Ticks in your yard can be so large on the outside of your home and will require a lot of product, so because of that fact it is best to use a Pest Control Company.
When walking in the woods around you home stay on the trail.
Do a daily tick check on you, the kids and the pets. A quick one when anyone comes inside and a thorough one at the end of the day.
Avoid Tick-Infested places, areas that get a lot of wildlife, specifically Deer and Mice.
Check your pets and your kids before letting them loose in the house.
Use a Tick repellant product on everyone.
Put the kids play sets in the sunniest part of the yard.
Make a no man zone between the woods and the lawn.
Use Deer repelling Products in the yard or less appetizing plants.
These tips will help but remember you can get Ticks by just going in your yard. Professional Preventative treatments are best.
Rhode Island Deer Ticks live for two years and have three blood meals. The life cycle begins when the female lays eggs. As the eggs mature, they develop into larvae, then nymphs, and finally adults.Deer ticks feed on blood by inserting their mouth parts into the skin.They are slow feeders and will feed for 3-5 days.If the deer tick is infected, generally it must be attached for 24-48 hours before it transmits Lyme disease. Deer ticks live in wooded, brushy areas that provide food and cover.Exposure to ticks may be greatest in the woods (especially along trails) and the fringe area between the woods and border. Deer ticks search for a host from the tips of grasses and shrubs, not from trees.Generally, ticks attach to a person or animal near ground level. Deer ticks crawl; they do not jump or fly. They grab onto people or animals who brush against vegetation they are sitting on and crawl upward.
Cobra Pest Control a Rhode Island Pest Control Company.
Most Pest Companies want to sign you up for a Seasonal Tick Service. Which is good but this may cost more in the long run than one treatment with a long guarantee. Costs can also be very low but with with no guarantee (how can you trust a company not giving a guarantee?) to very high and spaced out just close enough that the company can't come back to soon because of the label requirements.
We always start with a Free Inspection for Ticks. Cost is based on many factors. Size of the yard, if you have pets or kids and location. Rob will customize a service plan, give you an estimate and never pressure you. Generally I do one treatment with a good safe product, with a good initial knock down and a long time residual. I also add an IGR or Insect Growth Regulator. Then I back it up with a 1 Year Guarantee (It is common to get Ticks in the middle of winter with snow on the ground. Many Tick Control Companies do not work in the winter, don't answer the phone, or tell you they can't treat in the winter and tell you to call in the spring. This is when my 1 year guarantee comes in handy. I recommend that you always get at least 2-3 estimates. Cobra is a one man operation with very little overhead. I have no salaries to pay, no commisions, and I personally do all the work myself. So I know it will be done right the first time. Go with price, experience, and what your instincts about the technician tells you. Ask ALOT of questions.
Cobra Pest Control a Rhode Island Pest Control Company