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Ticks in Alabama and How to Contain Them

What are ticks?

There are various types of ticks in Alabama. They belong to the arachnid family and feed on the blood of the hosts by clinging to their bodies. Deer and cat ticks are the most common types of ticks in Alabama. Warm-blooded mammals are the preferred hosts for ticks and can transmit diseases to people. Ticks cut the skin of their host to attach themselves to the body of their host. 

Are ticks dangerous?

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Ticks can be dangerous because they attach themselves to both humans and animals and transfer diseases between them. For example, deer ticks in Alabama can spread Lyme disease for more than six months. Therefore, it is vital to contain a tick infestation as soon as you notice the signs of them spreading. In addition, ticks also serve as vectors that carry babesiosis, anaplasmosis, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, rickettsiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. 

Why do I have a tick problem?

Alabama is a biologically diverse state and home to numerous animals and pests. As a result, it is possible for critters and wild animals to get onto your property while carrying ticks. Ticks easily travel from one place to another, so they can use wild animals to enter your property and multiply quickly. In addition, areas such as dog parks, open fields, and campgrounds commonly house ticks and make it easy for them to attach themselves to you or your pet. 

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Where will I find ticks?

Before attaching themselves to the body of a mammal, ticks nest in dark and moist areas. Ticks need to complete their reproduction cycle for development, and they cannot do so without feeding on mammals while living indoors. Therefore, they nest in tall grass areas, ponds, and bushes as they wait for a host. 

How do I get rid of ticks?

At NatureWise Pest Control, we have assembled a team of passionate and hardworking exterminators who put their lives on the line to protect the residents of Alabama from dangerous pests and insects. With a combined experience of fifty years and extensive local knowledge, we have formulated a strategy to get rid of ticks effectively and prevent them from entering your property again. We use non-toxic pesticides to kill the ticks present in your home without harming your loved ones. 

How can I prevent ticks in the future?

Using sprays that contain lemon, orange, cinnamon, lavender, peppermint, and rose geranium and applying it to your skin serves as an effective tick repellent. It is also important to cut overgrown grass and seal spaces to prevent ticks from nesting on your property. You should also partner with a trusted exterminator and get an annual subscription so your pets and your houses are monitored constantly, and there is no room for tick infestation. 

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