Tick Identification & Prevention

Protect Yourself From Ticks In Jersey City

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Here in New Jersey, we have several species of ticks that can be potentially problematic, especially if they establish a breeding population on your property. Far from just leaving itchy bites, ticks can seriously threaten your health, which is why they are one of the pests you cannot ignore.

Unfortunately, tick prevention can be as difficult as it is vital. This is because these sneaky little parasites can easily hitch a ride onto your lawn or into your house on other, larger pests. Check out our e-book on fleas & ticks!

Frequently Asked Questions About Ticks

What are ticks?

Ticks are arachnids, meaning they are related to spiders and scorpions. They are also external parasites, which means they feed on your blood but do not enter your body, similar to fleas and mosquitoes. Instead of getting inside your body, ticks embed themselves into your skin for up to several days in order to become swollen with your blood. Only then do they drop off and digest in preparation for their next meal.

Are ticks dangerous?

Ticks have the potential to be very dangerous because of the diseases they spread. There is a wide variety of diseases that different types of ticks can carry and transmit from one host to another. Lyme disease is one of the most common and dangerous illnesses spread by ticks. If not caught early, this bacterial infection can leave permanent damage to your nervous and cardiovascular systems. This is why tick protection is not something you can afford to skip. 

Why do I have a tick problem?

Most of the time, you develop a tick infestation because some host has brought ticks onto your property, and they have started to breed. It could be rodents or wildlife infesting your yard or house. It could be pets that spend time outdoors, such as free-range cats. It could even be you bringing ticks onto your own property if you spent time in the woods and inadvertently picked them up. It's very easy for these little hitchhikers to sneak a ride home with you.

Where will I find ticks?

Ticks are not one of those pests that typically get in your house, as they generally infest the outside of your property. They like to breed in places where they can drop onto you or crawl up from below., which means you will find them in tall grass, bushes, trees, and other areas of thick brush where they have plenty of shelter to wait for a host to walk by. 

How do I get rid of ticks?

Unfortunately, it is not all that easy to get rid of ticks once you have an active infestation. Once ticks are breeding, they quickly spread throughout your property, meaning that most products like sprays or foggers will not take care of them because it's just not possible for you to reach all of them with these products. You might temporarily reduce your population, but without professional home pest control treatments, you will not get rid of it entirely. That's where we come in. 

Here at Bayonne Exterminating, our tick treatment products and methods are the best in the business. We will not just temporarily reduce the parasite load on your property. We aim to eliminate the tick population altogether to protect you from the diseases these nasty bugs spread. 

How can I prevent ticks in the future?

If you want to avoid having to deal with tick removal at all, there are plenty of measures you can take to prevent them from invading your property. Try things like:

  • Keep your pets on year-round preventive flea and tick medication. 
  • Protect yourself from ticks when going out to the wilderness. 
  • Deal with wildlife infestations promptly. 

Keeping the hosts of ticks off your property is the best way to keep ticks themselves off your property. But if you wind up with a breeding population of these pesky parasites anyway, don't hesitate to give the Jersey City pest control professionals a call here at Bayonne Exterminating.

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