Ticks have become an increasing problem around Knoxville. They thrive in our mild climate and are especially active during the spring and summer. These tiny pests are known to spread disease through their bites which is why quick and effective tick control is extremely important.
If you’re dealing with ticks on your property, our experienced tick exterminators can help you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
How to Identify Ticks in Tennessee
Ticks are small arachnids. They’re spider-like pests with eight legs and oval-shaped bodies that are normally flat but will become rounded after feeding. They can vary in size, measuring less than ¼ inch but can grow up to ½ inch when fully engorged. A tick is commonly brown, black, or reddish-brown in color and has a specialized mouth that allows them to firmly attach to the skin of their host, making them difficult to remove once latched.
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How Dangerous are Ticks?
Ticks can be quite dangerous due to the various diseases they can transmit to humans and animals. The most common tick species found in the Knoxville area are the American dog tick, the lone star tick and the blacklegged tick. They are known to transmit diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis, which can lead to serious health issues if left untreated.
When Should You Call Tick Exterminators?
Due to their ability to spread disease, it is important to keep ticks away from your home or business for the safety of you and those around you. Ticks are most active during the warmer months. So if you’re dealing with ticks during the spring or summer, it’s a good idea to call your trusted tick exterminators as soon as possible. However, they can sometimes remain active all year if winter temperatures are mild. In summary, we recommend getting professional tick control anytime you think the infestation is localized in your yard or property.
How Does Russell’s Pest Control’s Tick Removal Process Work?
Our tick removal process is designed to quickly and effectively eliminate ticks from your home business. When you call Russell’s Pest Control, our highly trained technicians will go through the following steps to ensure you have a tick free home or business:
- Your technician will begin by thoroughly inspecting your property for signs of a tick infestation, noting areas where ticks commonly hide.
- Next they will use environmentally friendly tick control products to eliminate ticks.
- Lastly, your technician will help you create a plan to keep ticks away for good.
Keeping Knoxville Pest Free For Over 50 Years
At Russell’s Pest Control, we know finding ticks around your home or business can be alarming. The safety and well-being of you and your family is the utmost important to us which is why our highly trained technicians specialize in effective tick control solutions to provide you with peace of mind.
If you have a tick or any other pest infestation on your property, contact Knoxville’s tick removal experts, Russell’s Pest Control, to receive a free quote!
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