Spring and summer are prime seasons for tick infestations, and with both humans and pets spending more time outdoors, there is an increased chance of being bitten and bringing the ticks indoors. Royal Pest Management reminds everyone, especially pet owners, to be extremely vigilant against ticks in the warmer months
Ticks are more than just a nuisance. Of the more than 800 tick species, about 100 spread bacteria that can cause dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Lyme disease, the most common tick-transmitted disease in the world, causes symptoms including fever, headache, arthritis, and fatigue. Rocky Mountain spotted fever causes headache, fever, muscle pain, and rash. Both diseases can be life-threatening if not properly treated. More commonly, a tick can feed on a host for as long as 24 hours before it falls off, often causing a local skin reaction and sometimes anemia.
“In the summer months, it is important to check your family and pets for ticks after they spend time outdoors, and take proper steps to control an infestation if you find ticks in your home,” says King.
Royal Pest offers these tips to home and pet owners to avoid a tick infestation:
For more information on ticks and pest treatments, call Royal Pest at 1-800-769-2573 or write us through the contact page. We are always happy to answer questions or stop by for a home inspection at no charge.
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