If you have ever spent any time in a grassy or wooded area, you have probably learned to fear the dreaded tick. If you have a home with a lawn in central Florida, you may be concerned about protecting your family and pets from ticks in and around your own home. Unfortunately, you may come across several tick species in Florida, and they can present a serious danger.
The different types of ticks you may encounter in your Florida lawn or home can include the American dog tick or wood tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the blacklegged tick or deer tick (Ixodes Scapularis), the Lonestar tick (Amblyomma americanum) and the brown dog tick (Rhipcephalus sanguineus).
All ticks are eight-legged creatures that subsist by biting and feasting on the blood of other animals, including dogs and humans. Among female ticks, wood ticks are dark brown with an off-white scale, blacklegged ticks have reddish bodies with dark scales, brown dog ticks are solid medium brown and Lonestar ticks are brown with a white dot.
In addition to the unpleasantness of being bitten and having your blood sucked out by an insect, ticks can be very harmful to both humans and their pets because of their propensity to spread disease. The blacklegged or deer tick is infamous for its ability to spread Lyme disease, while American dog ticks and brown dog ticks can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lonestar ticks can spread tularemia, among some other dangerous diseases.
If you suspect you may have ticks in central Florida, contact Bee Green Pest Control immediately. We take a comprehensive approach to Florida pest control that can protect you now with post-emergent treatment that kills any existing ticks, as well as scheduled systemic preventative treatment that will protect you from new ticks infiltrating your lawn or home.
In addition to lawn treatment, we can provide perimeter treatment to protect the exterior of your home, as well as indoor pest treatment to find and kill any ticks that may be lurking inside the premises. Children, pets or even adults bitten by ticks can become very ill. If there are any in your home, you will want to eliminate them as soon as possible to ensure the health of your family.
We can get started right away. We are happy to come to your home for free and inspect your lawn in order to generate a free estimate on your tick control or other pest control treatment. Scheduling your estimate appointment is quite simple. Just visit our website and choose the time that is best for you from among the times available.
There’s no better time than now to protect yourself and your family from ticks. Contact us today!