Fire Ant, Flea and Tick Control
Destroy the ticks, fleas, and fire ants infesting your home
Ticks are often found in wooded and highly vegetated areas and most species require moisture to survive. Ticks, like fleas, can carry a host of dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease. Therefore, if you find a tick in your home, it’s best to call us immediately.
We prevent ticks from entering your home through the use of chemicals inn your outdoor living area. However, there are many preventative steps that you can take to prevent tick infection. For one, ticks usually enter the home clothes, accessories (such as backpacks) and pets. Regularly checking pets and your clothes, especially when you’ve been to a wooded area, can help you reduce the chance of tick infestation.
Secondly, ticks seek the safety of hidden locations in homes. Repairing any crevices in your homes foundation will help prevent ticks. Additionally, keeping your lawn well-kept also reduces the chance of ticks. Thirdly, ticks may infest your home through small pest suck as squirrels or rats. Keeping these pests out of your home will keep ticks out of your home.
To remove a tick, you need to be careful in order to reduce infection chance. Use tweezers to grasp the head of the tick and pull it out slowly. Clean the affected area. If you lose the head inside the body of the victim, then go to the emergency room immediately.
Fleas, similar to ticks, are parasitic and need a blood host to feed on in order to reproduce. Adult fleas are easy to spot because they’ll jump around to try to find a suitable host. Fleas are usually brought in from pets but fleas can also come from household pests such as rats.
If you see fleas, you should contact us. Most over the counter flea controlling products do not solve the root infestation. As your pest management professional, we will conduct a thorough inspection in order to find the immature stages of the flea population. After we complete our inspection, we set up a follow plan, which includes:
- Identify the species of flea involved
- Educate you so you’ll understand the habits, habitat, and behavior of the involved species of fleas.
- Making sure that there are no rodents or similar pests that could have brought in the species of flea
- Helping you communicate with your veterinarian about flea solutions for your pets (if you have them).
- Using safe, controlled methods that destroy fleas and their larvae including vacuums and growth regulators.
- Scheduling a follow up visit.
Fire Ant Control
Fire ants are a significant nuisance. The species thrives in the warm, Southern environment of Atlanta. It’s easy enough to spot fire ant activity because of their worker and swarmer ants. Additionally, fire ants create sandy mounds that are visible after rainfall. Fire ants should be taken care of after there are spotted because their bite can cause allegoric reactions, especially in small children.
The only defense against fire ants is treatment of your outdoor living area. Our extensive experience with landscaping makes us ideal in handling your fire ant infestation while being as respectful of your space as possible.