Tick Talk: Effective Prevention And Control Strategies For Your Nashville Property


Tick Talk: Effective Prevention And Control Strategies For Your Nashville Property

If you’re wondering how to keep ticks away, this is the perfect place to start. Nashville pest control services have to deal with ticks all the time, and as we’ll explain in a moment, ticks can cause serious problems for their human hosts. 

Tick removal is more than manageable when you call in the pros. Pest control professionals know exactly how to safely remove ticks from homes, helping to keep your family safe in the process. Join us for some tick talk covering how ticks develop, the diseases they can spread, and how to prevent ticks from invading your house.  

The Life Cycle Of Ticks: A Comprehensive Overview

Like many types of insects, ticks start out as eggs. They do not give birth to live offspring like mammals do. After hatching, young, developing ticks become larvae and then transition into nymphs (think of nymphs as the teenagers of the tick world). Ticks also grow two more legs when they progress to the nymph stage. The final stage of the tick life cycle is the adult stage. It typically takes ticks about two years to develop into adults. 

As you probably already know, ticks are parasites, feeding on the blood of human and animal hosts. They specifically need that blood and its included nutrients to continue advancing through the different stages of the tick life cycle. Unfortunately, their parasitic nature means that ticks can be dangerous to both humans and animals. 

Tick-Borne Diseases: The Silent Threat Of Tick Bites

Ticks don’t spread disease by injecting some kind of venom. When ticks are feeding on a host, there is an exchange of bodily fluids, and so if either the host or the tick currently has a disease, that disease is likely to spread to the other. 

Ticks have been observed to spread a number of different diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tick-borne relapsing fever, Bourbon virus, and tularemia. Any encounter with a tick brings with it a risk of contracting a serious disease, which makes tick control all the more important.  

Tick Prevention: Remedy Factors That Attract Ticks To Your Property

Let’s discuss tick prevention tips that you can use in your home to keep these pests far away. Your main goal is to prevent yourself and other members of your family, even the pets, from bringing ticks into the home or into your yard. To do so, try these tips:

  • Keep your backyard trimmed short and weeded.
  • Wear long sleeves, long pants, and high-cut shoes or boots when spending time outdoors and especially when camping.
  • Shower daily and check your body for ticks. 
  • Before coming indoors, check your clothing and other belongings for hitchhiking ticks. 

These are all natural tick prevention measures that you can turn into habits to ensure that ticks won’t be bothering your family. 

Expert Tick Control Services: Keeping Your Property Tick-Free

If you really want to get rid of ticks and you don’t know where to start, then it’s probably time to get in touch with pest control professionals and explain the situation. At Urbanex, we use advanced tick treatment techniques to make sure that there won’t be any left on your property. 

Ticks can thrive in backyards, and unless you’re actively looking for them, they can easily attach themselves to hosts and stay there for days at a time without the host even noticing. Ticks can spread diseases to their hosts, and because they have multiple hosts as they mature, the danger of spreading some kind of disease increases over time. You can avoid these problems by working with pest control pros to identify a tick problem, remove ticks from the property, and take steps to prevent ticks from returning. 

Contact Urbanex right away to get started. 

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