What Ticks You Off?

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River Region Pest Control provides Tick Control & Prevention Services in Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding communities.

We know what Ticks People (and dogs) Off, and we know what to do about it!

Our Tick Management Services are available throughout the Montgomery River Region including Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties. We also treat Tick Infestations around the Lake Martin region in Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties.

River Region Pest Control specializes in the removal and mitigation of Ticks and the problems they create.

What Is A Tick?

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Just like an insect, a tick is classified as an Arthropod because of its characteristic external skeleton, or exoskeleton.

But a tick is NOT an insect!

Ticks have 8 legs and are typically smaller than you think.

They are actually small Arachnids, making them close relatives of mites, spiders and scorpions. Yikes!

Ticks are parasites that survive by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds and other animals. They accomplish this by biting, or cutting a hole, in the epidermis of its host and inserting its feeding tube.

Ticks have certainly earned their reputation as “thirsty bloodsuckers”.

Ticks can be found all over the world, but tend to thrive in regions with warm, humid climates, conditions that are conducive to their development from egg to larva.

Ticks tend to be more active during warmer months, with higher populations found in areas with woods, bushes, high grass, or leaf litter.

Why Are Ticks A Problem?

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Ticks are significant vectors of infectious diseases in the United States.

They can infect their hosts by harboring disease-causing agents, or pathogens.

Because ticks are unable to fly or jump, they hold onto leaves and grass and wait for a passing host. When a host brushes the spot where a tick is waiting, it quickly climbs aboard.

At the next feeding, the tick will pass the disease to the next human or animal host.

Three species of ticks are endemic in Alabama, more commonly known as:

  • Deer Ticks
  • American Dog Ticks
  • Lone Star Ticks

Because ticks can harbor more than one disease-causing agent, there are many tick-borne illnesses that warrant concern, including:

  • Lyme disease
  • Rickettsiosis
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Southern tick-associated rash illness, and others

Tick Pest Control Options

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The best defense against tick-borne disease is to reduce exposure.

The best way to reduce exposure is to prevent ticks from invading your property in the first place.

For the extermination of outdoor spaces around your home, River Region Pest Control will apply a misting barrier-spray that serves as an invisible Tick Repellent shield, preventing tick infestations before they become a problem.

River Region Pest Control’s goal is to protect your family, friends and beloved pets from nuisance ticks and the diseases they spread.

Contact River Region Pest Control for a free Tick Services estimate and to schedule a Tick Treatment service.