Frequently Asked Questions

What is a tick?

A tick is classified as an external parasite that lives by feeding on the blood of mammals and birds.

Are ticks a threat to my dog or cat?

Yes, ticks feed on mammals. Therefore, your pets are at risk for ticks bites. With the proper tick prevention services from an experienced pest control company and a tick prevention medicine from your vet you can better protect your four-legged pet.

Do ticks transmit diseases?

Yes, ticks are known to transmit diseases such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

What is the ideal habitat for a tick?

Ticks prefer to make their home in cooler areas away from the sun. Therefore, typically they can be found in trees, bushes, leafs, and tall grass.

Do ticks survive cold weather?

Yes, ticks survive the winter by going dormant or latching onto a host. On warmer winter days ticks will venture out to try to feed.

When are ticks most active?

Ticks are most active during the warmer months. They will start to become less dormant once the weather gets above 45 degrees. In our area we start to see an increase of ticks from mid- March to mid-November (depending on the season).