When Should I Be Worried About Ticks Around Lewisville?
May 31, 2019
When it comes to the topic of ticks, the response you'll receive from Lewisville residents is varied. Some may seem on edge, some are confident they’ll avoid being bitten, and others are terrified of their pet carrying ticks indoors. While early summer and fall see an increase in tick activity, ticks can actively infest our yards in the spring, too, due to our warm Texas weather. With tick activity ramping up, it is important to have a sound knowledge about tick habits here in Lewisville, Texas.
Ticks can be dangerous to both you and your pets by transmitting dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and several others. To avoid putting your Lewisville property at risk of a tick infestation this season, below are some factors that encourage ticks to stay and how to avoid them.
Ticks looking for their next host are often found clinging to thick brush with their front legs outstretched allowing them to climb quickly onto any animal or human who walks past. Cutting back thick brush and dense foliage from the exterior of your home can help you, and your pets, avoid picking up ticks by mistake.
Forgetting to check your skin, clothing, and pets for ticks before going inside after spending time outdoors can allow them in without your knowledge. Always carefully inspect yourself and your pets before returning indoors.
If your Lewisville home has an existing pest problem, there is a good chance they are carrying ticks. Rats and mice get into homes through gaps and holes found in the exterior walls of your home. Make sure to properly seal all holes in your siding and foundation.
The most effective way to ensure protection, for both you and your family, from ticks and other pests, is to contact professional help from a pest control expert. The pest professionals here at Adams Exterminating Company have the knowledge and technology that will give you year-round pest protection using one of our pest protection programs. Contact us today to learn what we can do to help now and in the future!