As late springtime rushes into Newton, MA, it brings along abundant sunshine, pleasant temperatures and blooming flowers. However, the spring also invites various pests out to play and hunt, such as the tick, which attaches to and feeds on unsuspecting victims. Without an professional Modern Pest exterminator present to provide quality pest control, ticks can infest your outdoor space and spread diseases to you, your family and your pets.
The Most Common Backyard Ticks
About 900 different tick species live and thrive in various parts of the world. Ticks belong to the subclass Acari, which makes them arachnids and relatives of spiders. Like spiders, ticks have eight legs and feed on living prey. Some of the most common ticks in North America include:
- American dog ticks
- Black-legged ticks
- Brown dog ticks
- Gulf Coast ticks
- Lone star ticks
Common Tick Diseases
Not all ticks transmit diseases to humans; however, many ticks spread diseases from host to host. Some tick-borne diseases and their symptoms include:
- Lyme disease: Rash, chills, palpitations, stiff neck, tingling, fever
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Rash, nausea, headaches, vomiting, fever
- Rabbit fever: Headaches, fatigue, fever, flu-like symptoms
- Heartland virus: Headaches, fever, fatigue, diarrhea
- Powassan virus: Fever, headache, nausea, occasional confusion, and weakness.
In most cases, tick-borne diseases produce symptoms within a few days of a bite. If you develop a rash from a tick bite, it’s important to visit a doctor. Some tick-borne diseases, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, can cause death if they’re left untreated. In cases of rabbit fever and the heartland virus, hospitalization is usually required. In addition, some ticks create terrible immune system problems, such as the lone star tick, which can cause red meat allergies. People can encounter many of these ticks from the Pacific Coast all the way to Newton, MA.
Fighting Ticks at the Source
A tick lies in wait on low-lying bushes and grasses, and when a person or pet walks by, the tick clings to the host. Protect your family from tick-borne diseases with a quality exterminator who knows how to eliminate tick infestations in your yard and around the exterior of your home. With professional pest control in Newton, MA, you can enjoy the outdoors without the worry of ticks and their infectious diseases.
With the Modern Solution to tick prevention and elimination, you’ll treat all the hotspots in your yard – even if that yard happens to be 3,000 square feet. And we have a satisfaction guarantee, so you can rest assured knowing that the biting bugs are long gone, even in the heart of summer. Give Modern a call to get your estimate today!