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How to Get Rid of Ticks

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There are many different types of ticks. However, we will talk about Brown Dog Tick, the American Dog Tick and Deer Tick. Ticks are small, reddish-brown in color and you can see the mouth from above. They are flat and shaped like a tear drop, when they get filled with blood then they will swell. All ticks are blood feeders and they can transmit many diseases. The American Dog Tick does not carry Lyme disease; however they do spread the Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

The Rocky Mountain spotted fever usually takes about 2-3 days for symptoms to appear. It would start off with a sudden fever, headache, and muscle ache. A rash will usually appear on the wrists and ankles on the second or third day of the fever.

The rash will start to spread, if you have been bitten by an American Dog Tick, then it is strongly advised that you to go see a doctor because late treatment can be fatal. To control American Dog Ticks can be extremely difficult because most of the pesticides labeled for outdoor use for ticks will not exterminate them if they are in large numbers.

The Brown Dog tick and Deer tick will carry Lyme disease. When a person is bite by a tick, they might experience flu-like symptoms and will develop a red rash shaped like a bull’s eye. Since Lyme disease can be mistaken as a flu, most of the time people ignores the symptoms, however if it is not treated immediately then it can lead to more serious health issues. The preferred host for ticks is dogs. However American Dog Ticks will use humans as hosts too. They will attach themselves to ears and between the toes on dogs and lay their eggs on the back, but that area is not the only place that they can. Ticks can be transferred from other dogs as well.


Ticks usually live in areas that are high in humidity and commonly found in grassy, bushy, wooded, and shaded areas.



Few steps that you can take to control the infestation of ticks is to

  1. Well clip grass
  2. Remove the bush near your home
  3. Pruning trees to allow more sunlight to go through the soil surface and it will not be attractive to the ticks because the sunlight makes the humidity disappear.
  4. If you have a dog, after a walk or a vacation, make sure to inspect the dogs fur coat thoroughly to see any sign for a tick.

To control ticks outdoors so they don’t get transmitted inside, you can use liquid spray (LambdaStar 9.7% CS. FenvaStar EcoCap  ) using a hand sprayer (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER ), or granule (BIFEN GRANULES ) using a hand spreader (HANDLE SPREADER ).

Using the amount instructed on the label for liquid spray and granule. Apply the solution and granule uniformly on the lawn entire lawn, large turfs, and other landscaped areas. Apply on bushes, wooded and shaded areas as well. If there is already a tick infestation inside the home, you can use liquid spray (LambdaStar 9.7% CS , FenvaStar EcoCap  ) using a hand sprayer (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER ) with a mist and pinpoint nozzle, dust (DELTA DUST ) using a duster (BELLOW BULB DUSTER ) and aerosol ( ULTRACIDE AEROSOL ).

Using the amount instructed on the label, apply the liquid solution and aerosol around window/door frames, window sills, cracks and crevices, near pet areas, baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around utility pipes, attics and eaves, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, behind and under refrigerators, and carpets. Pay special attention to pet areas.

Ticks may be on the bed and furniture as well so we suggest STERI-FAB. it is safe to be used on beds and furniture. After the application of liquid solution, aerosol, and STERI-FAB. leave the house for about 3 hours and ventilate the house once you come back only if you sprayed the whole entire carpet, or mattress. After you come back home, steam vacuum the home thoroughly.

Reapplications may be needed. If that is the case, reapply to retreat the home. If there is a tick attached to your dog we suggest you use PETCOR FLEA SPRAY (DOGS AND CATS). you will spray individual tick thoroughly until wet then give the dog a bath.

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