The Key To Controlling Ticks Around Your Omaha Property
Ticks can be active year-round in this area, but Omaha pest control companies know May and June are the worst months for these tiny arachnids. Many people assume ticks are only a problem for pet owners, but this is far from the truth. Several species will feed on the blood of people and their pets.
This article will explain how the most common ticks get around and find their way onto hosts. We’ll also review the dangerous diseases ticks in Omaha can spread and the factors that increase the chances of an infestation on your property. Please keep reading to learn more about effective tick control in Omaha from Quality Pest Control.
How Common Ticks Get Around
Ticks have an interesting way of traveling to their next host person or animal. Instead of jumping or flying, they patiently wait for their next host to walk by. Ticks latch onto hosts by a process called questing. They will wait with their front legs stretched out, lean to latch onto a host, and then crawl upward to a spot they can attach themselves to the unsuspecting host.
Some species of ticks prefer areas with less tree cover, such as fields with long grass, hiking trails, and along the side of the road, while others prefer wooded areas with dense undergrowth. Often they simply travel on a host, such as a wild animal, to their next location.
Ticks can be a problem just about anywhere, including your backyard. Working with a local tick control company in Omaha may be the solution if you need help with ticks around your property. Please contact us at Quality Pest Control if you need assistance getting rid of ticks in your yard.
Ticks Are Known To Spread Many Dangerous Diseases
Ticks are vectors of disease, which means they can pick up a blood-borne illness from a host and transfer it to the next animal or person they bite.
There are several diseases caused by ticks that can harm people, including:
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)
- Heartland virus
- Lyme disease
Prior to 2019, deer ticks (also known as black-legged ticks), which carry the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease, were not reported in the Omaha area. They have become more prevalent in the past few years. The best way to protect yourself and your family from dangerous ticks on your property is to collaborate with professionals like Quality Pest Control to minimize their presence.
Factors That Cause Tick Infestations Around A Property
You may be inadvertently attracting ticks to your property.
Here are some of the factors that make a tick infestation more likely:
- It is common to find ticks in grass that is overgrown.
- Excessive vegetation or yard debris can attract ticks.
- Areas of your property that aren’t fenced in can allow wild animals to carry ticks into your yard.
- Parts of your yard where the lawn meets wooded areas are more likely to have ticks.
Addressing these factors can help to lower the chances of an infestation. Keeping your yard well maintained, installing fencing where needed, and placing a three-foot barrier of gravel between the grass and woods can significantly reduce the likelihood of an infestation. If you need help determining what attracts ticks near your Omaha home, contact us at Quality Pest Control for assistance.
The Most Effective Tick Control For Your Property
The most effective tick protection for your property comes from teaming up with professionals like Quality Pest Control. Our Integrated Pest Management strategies ensure the problem is controlled and will not be returning. Reach out to schedule a consultation now and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Omaha so we can help protect your family and pets from the dangers of ticks.