Ticks are small oval shaped insects. They feed on the blood of non-domesticated wildlife such as fox, deer, mice and raccoons but also on pets and people. Here in Arkansas, our pest professionals often encounter lone star ticks, and American dog ticks. Black legged ticks also known as deer ticks are also quite common. Ticks are often found in wooded or overgrown areas as well as in tall grass and shrubs as they wait for a host animal or person.
Ticks enter homes and buildings usually on a pet or human host. They are often brought onto your property by native wildlife. Ticks cannot jump or fly but often wait in areas where they are most likely to find a host. Also known as transitional areas or edge habitats, these areas include where fields meets lawns and trails through tall grass or forests.
Ticks are a serious health concern. They can carry and transmit disease and illness to humans and domestic animals. The black legged tick is a major vector of Lyme disease in both people and pets.
Do-it-yourself sprays and treatments are not always effective in resolving tick problems. They may contain chemicals that are harmful to people and pets if not used appropriately. Our pest control professionals will identify ticks. They'll also put in to place effective measures to control ticks that have gained entry.
Safety is important to McCauley Services. We use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. We only send out registered pest control technicians who are licensed by the state or local jurisdictions. This ensures proper application and protects our customers, their family or employees.
At McCauley Services we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond on the same or next day.
Pricing for tick control varies. Our contracts are customized to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact us we may recommend a free inspection. One of our representatives will investigate your property. Based on that assessment we'll offer recommendations for treatment and provide the pricing.
It's hard to prevent ticks from crossing onto your property line but here are a couple of tips:
Trim your lawn often.
Avoid walking or hiking in tall grasses and stick to paths in the woods.
Inspect your clothes and person after spending any time outdoors.
Check your family members and pets for ticks.
Talk to your vet about tick treatment for pets.
Contact McCauley right away if you discover ticks.