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Deer Ticks are the most common Tick in Rhode Island and the New England Area
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This page will answer the questions: What are Ticks? - What do Ticks look like? - Do Ticks Bite? – What are the signs of me having Ticks? – What are the signs of me having Ticks? – How did I get Ticks? – How can I Rid my house of Ticks? – Tick Control Tips for your home.

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Tick Control can be difficult without the proper products and treatment. In fact most Pest Control Companies don't do Tick Work. The ones that do or say they specialize in Tick Work charge a lot more than Rob.

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Since Cobra Pest Control is a local one man operation and Rob Sullivan with over 28 years of “Tick Control Experience” who does all the work himself, “Tick Extermination” is done right the first time at a much better price. Cobra Pest Control has no managers, technicians or secretaries to pay or other expenses that the bigger companies pay. This cost saving is passed on to the customer.


"I am very satisfied with the fast and efficient service I received.

The price was reasonable and was given a one year guarantee on service. I found Rob Sullivan, owner/operator, very friendly and efficient. I will call, Cobra Pest Control, again when needed.”

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"Something seems to click there between he and I, and that's very important.

He did an excellent job for ticks. And I would highly recommend him to everybody and as a matter of a fact, I already have.

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Tick Information
Biology and Behavior

What are Ticks?

Deer Ticks are Parasites that live on animals. Rhode Island Deer Ticks live for two years and have three blood meals. The Tick Life Cycle begins when the female lays eggs. As the eggs mature, they develop into Tick Larvae, then Tick Nymphs, and finally Adult Ticks. Deer Ticks feed on blood by inserting their mouthparts into the skin. They are slow feeders and will feed for 3-5 days. If the Deer Tick is infected with Lyme, 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. 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.

Do Ticks Bite?

Yes. Ticks Bite. Ticks are blood sucking members of the Arachnid or Spider Family. And like most Parasites need a blood meal to reproduce.

What do Tick bites look like?

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.

What are the signs of me having Ticks?

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.

How can I rid my house of Ticks?

Rarely would you see more than a few Ticks IN your house, but Preventative Tick 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.

How did I get Ticks?

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.

Tick Control Tips for your home

  • 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.
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