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Types of Ticks

Ticks

Tick Control

Habitat

Ticks spend most of their time in tall grass and heavily wooded areas waiting for pray to come by.  They are most commonly found in places with high elevation making Grand Junction a prime place for these little critters.  Since, Grand Junction is an outdoorsy person's paradise, tick problems are serious in our region. Since they cannot fly or jump, they have developed to be excellent climbers. Ticks will latch on to humans and dogs and climb up their bodies to find a good place to attach themselves.  Ticks feed on blood and this is how they transmit disease.

Diseases

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMDF) and Lyme Disease are the most common and most problematic diseases spread by ticks.  Most people who get sick with RMSF will have a fever, headache, and rash. RMSF can be deadly if not treated early with the right antibiotic.  Lyme disease usually causes symptoms such as a rash, fever, headache, and fatigue. But if it is not treated early, the infection can spread to your joints, heart, and nervous system.

Tick Removal

If you find a tick on you or your pet,  you can burn it off by bringing a lighter as close to its body as possible to make it uncomfortable or you can use a pair of fine-tipped tweezers and pull upward with steady pressure.

King Pest Tick Services

We recognize the potential dangers that ticks can cause you and your family.  We aim to keep your property clear of any tick activity.   We will assess the situation and determine the best approach for your circumstances.  Generally, we will spread a granule across the property that will take care of any ticks.  As long as you check yourself and pets after time outdoors away from your home, you should be free from any tick problems.

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