Southern Maine Tick Exterminator

South Maine Tick Exterminator | Maine Beg Bugs and Pest ControlThere’s not much worse than going out for a relaxing weekend camping trip, or even a short hike in the evening, to then come back home and find you’ve been targeted by a tick. Ticks lurk in the woods and brush, searching for their next food source and host. As a parasite, ticks feed on the blood of their host and can transfer diseases just like fleas and other parasites. For this reason, it’s important to contact a southern Maine tick exterminator at the first sign of a tick infestation.

The most common ticks that wreak havoc on our homes and surrounding environment are the American dog tick, the deer tick and the blacklegged tick. Ticks love the woods because there’s enough vegetation to keep them hidden while providing the moisture they like. Ticks feed on blood. And it doesn’t have to be mammal blood; ticks will feed on reptiles and birds, too. They will feed on whatever blood is available, but that usually means slower moving cattle, deer who hang out in the vegetation with them, dogs, cats and humans.

Taming Ticks

Ticks are very dangerous as they carry blood-borne diseases, most notably Lyme Disease. If you spot a tick on yourself, a family member or a pet, be cautious yet thorough in removing it as soon as possible. Using tweezers, try to grasp the tick gently behind its head, then slowly pull it away from the host’s skin. Gripping the tick with too much force could crush the tick and let its possibly disease-ridden fluids have more opportunity to infect the victim. Once all parts of the tick are removed, disinfect the area. If the animal or person who was bit develops flu-like symptoms or a rash within 30 days of being bitten, seek medical treatment.

A tick infestation or nest near your home is incredibly difficult to get rid of on your own. The help of a reputable southern Maine tick exterminator like Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control can help you remove the ticks and the threat of disease. Call (207) 650-8654 today for an inspection and treatment plan customized to you and your family.