Tick Control: With A1 Exterminator’s customized program, you can feel safe and comfortable while enjoying a rewarding outdoor lifestyle.
Most people have, at one time or another, found a tick on a family member, the family pet or on themselves. Tick bites can be painful and cause skin inflammation, secondary infection and could start forming microorganisms that spread disease.
There are several different types of ticks found in New England. Two of the most “high risk” areas are Massachusetts and Rhode Island. According to the Centers for Disease Control tick-borne diseases is an epidemic forming in the United States. Ticks are related to mites, spiders and scorpions, but are not considered an insect. Ticks have eight legs and insects have only six.
Ticks develop in four stages: egg, larva, nymphs and adult. After mating on a host, female ticks drop to the ground then lay anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 eggs. The eggs then hatch into larvae which are also referred to as seed ticks. Larvae collect in large groups and wait for an animal to pass within reach. After feeding on the host, the larvae then drop to the ground again and shed their skins. The larvae have now turned into nymphs. A nymph follows the same process as the larvae in the way that it finds a host to feed on then, drops to the ground and sheds its skin. However, at this time, the nymph will become an adult. Adult ticks will then seek a host to feed and mate. Adult ticks will only mate while on a host animal. Male ticks will mate one or more times and then usually die, but some may live for months after mating. Female ticks die shortly after the process of laying eggs. Certain ticks can have a life cycle from two months or up to two years.
A1 Exterminators will create an outdoor treatment program to protect you, your family members and pets from these harmful pests. We will treat your lawns and around the outside of your home. Our customized program will help defend your family against ticks and keep you safe.