All About Pests
Proterra Control not only rids your yard of pesky mosquitoes, but we take care of ticks too! Did you know that ticks will arrive before mosquitoes and hang around after the mosquitoes are gone? Ticks arrive once the ground temperature is above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s important to have a plan in place in advance.
Ticks can carry the pathogens for ten human diseases and spread illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Anaplasmosis. These diseases are major health concerns, reinforcing the need to prevent tick bites. Symptoms of tick-borne illnesses include fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they attach firmly when sucking blood, feed slowly and may go unnoticed for a considerable amount of time while feeding.
Pet owners and parents alike are concerned with tick prevention because a tick bite can have serious implications for children and pets. Five of the ten diseases ticks transmit to humans can be transmitted to pets. That is why keeping everyone (furry or not) around your household tick-free is important.
To learn more about ticks, how to remove one, and types of ticks in our area, visit our company blog section “Let’s Talk about Ticks“.
Common Household Pests
We know about pests and you can too.
Visit our Pest Library for information on the habits and habitats of some of the most common pests, plus easy ways to control them.