It is no secret the health risk that certain ticks pose on individuals and their families today. Especially in Maine the rate of tick bourne diseases continues to rise. It is not only important but crucial that you take nessacary measures to protect yourself and your loved ones. We can handle this for you- give us a call today.
Tick Services in Sabattus, Maine
The adult tick has eight legs. Ticks can feed on a variety of animals including birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Tick encounters have been increasing recently due to more people getting out and enjoying nature, more landscaping favorable to tick habitat being incorporated into public areas, and the influx and spread of the deer tick. Because ticks are efficient feeders and tenacious once attached, there is potential for transmitting disease. With the increasing incidence of Lyme disease, Mainers should be in the habit of doing tick checks after frequenting tick territory. Protect you and your family today- give us a call.
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It is important to do regualr tick checks during tick season. Ticks can be found on humans in tight warm spaces like behind the ears, hair lines, and in the armpits- but be sure to check everywhere. When it comes to dogs they tend to attach to the upper legs, shoulders, and ears. It takes five to six hours for a tick to become firmly attached and up to ten days for it to become fully engorged with blood. In order for a female to lay eggs they must have had a blood meal- ticks can live up to a year without a meal.
American dog ticks, also known as Dermacenter variabilis and wood ticks, are larger than deer ticks This tick is of the most common ticks found in the state of Maine. The highest populations of the wood tick are found in southern Maine – in Oxford County and surrounding areas. However, ticks have turned up recently in great abundance in northern areas of Maine farther than Oxford County and into Kennebec County. Wood ticks can also spread certain tick bourne illness other than Lyme disease however it is less common to contract an illness from these ticks. American Dog ticks are most likely to be found in open areas with tall grass or brush. Adults are first noticed in late April and remain to abundant through June. After this season the number of these ticks decline but they are still present throughout the year.
Unfortuantly Ticks can only be controlled to a limited extent. The easiest and most effective way to prevent tick attachment is to wear clothing with full sleeves and pants that tighten around wrists and ankles, and utilize repellent on exposed areas of skin. Be sure to do thorough checks of yourself and family members after being out in wooded areas or open fields with tall grass.
Keep brush and grass around your home cut short. Keep stray dogs out. Keep pets out of tick infested areas. They have Repellent pet collars and preventative medications that may help keep pets tick free. Infested pets can be freed of ticks with an insecticide available from pet shops but it is best to consult with your veterinarian about what steps to take if you find a tick on your pet. To remove an attached tick, grasp the tick close to the point of attachment and exert a slow and steady pull. The tick will eventually disengage and then be sure to disinfect the bite site.
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Commonly live in dark, warm, and wet spaces like basements, sewers, drains, and pipes. Common in both residential & commercial properties.
Nests in both moist and decaying wood as well as brand new wood structures. Found in structures like chimmneys, windows, and doorframes.
Pose a health risk for humans & pets. Commonly found outdoors. They tend to nest along trails and woodlines.
Common rodents found in homes include squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats, and more.
Bed Bugs are commonly found is residential spaces but can also be found in hotels. They do not commonly spread disease however you will notice red itchy welts.
Not sure what type of insect you are dealing with? We can help you with our bug identification services.
Commonly found nesting in trees, bushes, and the eaves and roofs of buildings. Hornet nests can be extremely alarming and dangerous especially if a family member is allergic.
Other Common Pests
We like to identify a few of the most common pests on our website. However we are a full service pest control company meaning we will help you identify and service any rodent or insect- just give us a call.
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