Tick Prevention & Control Services

Learn about these close-to-home threats.

About Ticks

Ticks are smaller than a sunflower seed and vary in color depending on species. They have six legs in their larval state but develop eight legs as nymph and into adulthood. Unlike fleas, ticks will embed themselves on animal or human hosts for a period of time, often days. They feed on blood and must be removed from the host carefully once attached.

Ticks can become a serious problem for your family and pets’ health, and their wide-spread presence in the Northeast make them common in yards and parks. These outdoor pests embed themselves on a person or animal to feed for up to a few days, and they can transfer diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. You must remove ticks very carefully if you find them on yourself, a loved one, or your pet.

  • Spread disease to humans and pets
  • Commonly found in yards
  • Difficult to remove
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Detecting Ticks

Ticks are not commonly seen until they attach themselves to your pet or family member. Therefore, it’s important to inspect yourself and others after being outside, especially in wooded areas.

Preventing Ticks

To help prevent tick bites, keep your landscaping well-maintained, use insect repellant, and wear long-sleeved clothing when outdoors. For added protection, contact Western for our Integrated Tick Control Program, which reduces tick populations on your property.
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