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Pest Spotlight: Ticks

Are you getting ticked off by ticks? Don’t get bitten into bitterness or drained of your happiness; the tick pest control pros at Bayou Cajun are here to help! These tiny terrors can be tamed with a combination of treatments in and around your home that are tailored to your needs. 

Risks of Ticks

Ticks have been known throughout history as harbingers of illness, even before people knew about bacteria and viruses. Controlling ticks in a yard is important for reducing your risk of being introduced to some seriously uncomfortable diseases. 

Diseases Spread by Ticks

Diseases ticks spread to humans and animals include: 

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Colorado Tick Fever
  • Lyme Disease
  • Babesiosis 
  • and more

When left untreated, diseases spread by ticks take over the body, causing victims to experience pain, lesions, swelling, sensitivity, fever, Bell’s palsy, irregular heartbeats, and worse. Dogs, cats, and other pets that spend time outdoors are also susceptible to diseases that ticks spread. While this is not just uncomfortable for them, your pets can just as easily spread the infected ticks around your living area where they can then bite humans. Choosing a local tick pest control company to help protect your home will help reduce the risk of tick-borne illnesses. 

What Do Tick Bites Look Like? 

Tick bites present as red, swollen lumps that typically feel warmer than the surrounding skin when touched. You might also develop a target-like rash or dotted red patches all over your body. These are strong signals that you have a disease that ticks transmit and should seek out professional medical attention ASAP. 

Where Are Ticks Found?

Ticks prefer darker areas outside of direct sun. They love tall grasses where they can wait to latch onto a human or animal, thick ground cover of leaves for easy movement, fallen logs or wood piles for shelter, and rock piles where it’s cool in the heat. 

Tick Pest Control Customized for You

Bayou Cajun’s tick control professionals are trained to diagnose and eliminate tick infestations in and around your home. Since everyone’s tick issue is different, our team works with you to make sure your needs and concerns are properly addressed. Call or email the best tick control service today and take back control of your home and yard!