Ticks

Keep your family and pets safe from these disease carrying insects.

Why You Need Tick Control

Ticks can carry a number of diseases that can be transferred to humans. Because they suck blood from both animals and humans, they can easily pick up diseases from one host and pass it on to the next. Some diseases humans can get from ticks include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, Q fever, tularemia, tick paralysis and meningoencephalitis. Ticks often have a certain host that they prefer to latch onto. For this reason, they are often given names like deer tick, cat tick, American dog tick, bat tick, bird tick, etc. However, it is important to understand that once a tick loses a particular host, it will try to find another before long. Even though they may prefer one type of host, they will feed on anything with blood in it. Don’t risk getting a deadly disease. If you see evidence of a tick infestation, call us now. We can have a licensed professional evaluate your situation and provide Virginia Beach tick control that is tailored to your needs.

Ticks are small external parasites living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals and birds. Ticks are vectors of a number of diseases. Ticks have bodies which are divided into two primary sections: the anterior capitulum which contains the head and mouthparts; and the posterior idiosoma which contains eight legs, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. Ticks satisfy all of their nutritional requirements on a diet of blood, a practice known as hematophagy. They extract the blood by cutting a hole in the host’s epidermis, into which they insert their hypostome, likely keeping the blood from clotting by excreting an anticoagulant.

Animals that live in your home, like dogs and cats, can easily bring ticks into your house. After feeding for a couple of days, the ticks will drop off and lay eggs. They look for tiny crevices to store their eggs, which means that you could soon have a large tick infestation in your home. Getting rid of a tick infestation takes time because eggs can hatch months later, long after you think you have the situation under control with other tick removal methods.

Here’s How We Take Care of Ticks

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The first thing we’ll do is perform a free onsite inspection. We’ll then outline the steps required to solve the problem.

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Required treatments carried out with various visits until the problem is taken care of.

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A scheduled routine visit to put a preventative plan in place to monitor and prevent/treat any further ticks from coming back.

About Us

Bust-A-Bug is a locally owned and operated, customer-focused company. You can count on our integrity, diligence, and professionalism.

We use highly effective pet and family-friendly methods to rid your home of ants, cockroaches, rats, mice as well as other pests that can damage your home and your belongings, and even threaten your family’s health and safety. We’ll develop a pest control solution that fits your specific situation. We also offer termite treatments and preventative plans, along with crawl space moisture control.

We're looking forward to hearing from you and making your home comfortable again.

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