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HOME / SERVICES / CONTROL / Tick Control

Had Enough? We offer tick control services.

Call Insecta X To Help Gain Control Of Your Property.

Our Mission: To eliminate Up To 95% of the tick populations on your property.

Our Target: Blacklegged/Deer Tick ( Ixodes scapularis )

Our Battlefield: Consist of but not limited to the first 10’ border of grass that meets the woods, plus 30' into the woods themselves,Tall grass and weeds, Low brush, Ornamental groundcover lying in shaded areas, Landscape beds where sunlight can’t penetrate, Stone walls, Fence Lines, Brush and woodpiles, Beneath porches, decks and sheds, Leaf litter.

Our Arsenal: High-pressured spray guns delivering the most effective product against the fight.
 

Blacklegged (Deer) Ticks
Blacklegged (Deer) Ticks
can be found in All 50 States



Facts:

Blacklegged
(Deer) Ticks

Ixodes scapularis


Color: Dark brown
to black body

Legs:
 8

Shape:
 Flat; broad oval

Size:
 1/8 "

Antennae:
 No

Flight:
 No

The blacklegged tick is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. Blacklegged ticks are sometimes called deer ticks.
 



Habits
These ticks like to feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks.

Habitat
Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs.

Threats
Blacklegged (deer) ticks can spread Lyme Disease.
 
Tick Tips
  • Wear light clothing so ticks are easier to spot.
  • Tuck pant legs into socks because ticks usually latch on when legs brush against them.
  • Make a reversed-tape ring around the bottom of pants with masking tape to "catch" ticks.
  • Wear clothes sprayed with insect repellent containing DEET.
  • Avoid contact with vegetation.
  • Frequently check for ticks while outdoors.
  • After returning from outdoors, throw clothes into the dryer to kill ticks or put clothes into a sealed sack.
  • Shower after returning.
  • Check family members and pets before going inside your home.
  • Don't let pets onto furniture or into beds.
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    Property Maintenance Tips
  • Reduce leaf litter, brush and weeds at the edge of the lawn.
  • Keep grass cut on the short side.
  • Restrict use of groundcover, such as pachysandra.
  • Remove brush and leaves around stone walls and wood piles.
  • Seal stone walls that could be nesting sites for mice.
  • Seal small opening around the home that could be entrances for mice.
  • Rake up leaves in the fall and during the year as needed.
  • Keep brush piles out of the tick safe zone.
  • Use wood chips to help keep the buffer zone free of plants.
  • Trim tree branches around lawn edge to let in more sunlight.
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    Tick Removal ( Do's & Dont's )
  • Using tweezers, grasp the tick near the mouth parts (as close to the skin as possible).
  • Gently pull the tick in a steady, upward motion
  • Wash the area and use a disinfectant on the bite site
  • Record the date and location of the tick bite, and watch for early symptoms of Lyme disease of the next few weeks.

    All of the following only increase the likelihood a tick will transmit the infection:
  • DO NOT squeeze the tick
  • DO NOT pour kerosene on it
  • DO NOT rub vaseline on the tick
  • DO NOT use a smoldering match or cigarette butt to burn off the tick
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