Tick Control At Elliott Pest Control, LLC

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Given all the horrible medical implications of Lyme disease, just the sight of any tick is enough to make Mainers cringe, and that’s why at Elliott Pest Control, we provide tick control services to Maine property and homeowners and get rid of ticks in their yards. But not all ticks are the same, and there is one tick in Maine that one must be fully aware of, and that’s the Deer Tick since it is the sole carrier of Lymes Disease.

In Maine, the Deer Tick first showed up in the southern area of the state in the 1980s, but the deer tick has moved along the coast and inland but is found less often in northern Maine. Though most Mainers are now aware of the deer tick, few know that there are 14 to 16 species of ticks that have at one point or another been found in Maine. As an aside, most Mainers think ticks are insects, but they are mistaken. Ticks are arachnids in the same family as scorpions, mites, and spiders.

Regrettably, these small, vampiric blood-sucking critters are pretty common throughout Maine, and the deer tick is more than delighted to hang in your yard holding out their first pair of legs, waiting to climb on you when you brush the place where the tick is waiting. Our trained and experienced tick control team can tell you from personal experience that some ticks will immediately bite into your body quickly. In contrast, some ticks will meander, looking for places like the hair, ear, or other areas where the skin is thinner.

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A deer tick is quite small as seen with this perspective. Our tick control expert can help minimize, if not resolve, tick problems on your property. Thanks to DrRenHartung, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
Here is a deer tick working its way into the skin and engorging itself with blood. Let Elliott Pest Control's tick control specialist help avoid this situation on your property. Thanks to the original photo uploader Jeremy Kemp at English Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.
Closeup view of a deer tick. Thanks to Fyn Kynd from Searsmont, Maine, United States, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Closeup of an adult deer tick. Thanks for Photo to Scott Bauer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

If you’ve found ticks on your Western Maine property, eradicating them is probably your main concern since ticks other than deer ticks can also transmit various diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and more. Fortunately, Elliott Pest Control’s tick control treatments are effective ways to get rid of ticks using our eco-friendly methods as well as other methods that demand a bit more care in the application. Also, many of our tick treatments that kill ticks will also kill fleas, midges(noseeums), and other backyard pests.

Goudarz Molaei, research scientist and director of the CAES Passive Tick Surveillance Program, has stated “Close to 75 percent of Lyme-disease cases have been reported from bites that occur in people’s own backyards.” 

Our Elliott Pest Control tick control specialist is often asked, “Why are so many ticks in my yard?” There are numerous reasons why. Wildlife animals like deer bring ticks to Western Maine properties, as can small rodents like mice, chipmunks, and even your pets if they are free to wander about your property. Ohh, and speaking of pets: you should check your pets for ticks.

But once ticks get onto your property, ticks will locate the best area for survival: areas with tall grass, moist dirt, and lots of shade since they love the dark and moisture. Even if you have a yard with mowed grass, ticks will find areas along the edge of the well-manicured grass, where they can discover low-hanging bushes or plants along the ground where they can hide.

So, in conclusion, at Elliott Pest Control, we say if you have a tick problem, you need our tick control team out to your place as soon as possible. So give us a call at (207) 491-6961 and we’ll set up a time convenient for you so we can explain or tick control solutions, and inspect your property and answer any questions that we know can help you feel confident in solving your Western Maine tick problems.

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