Our pest control experts provide complete tick control services that create a barrier against ticks in and around your St. Louis home.
Spring is here, and with it comes the return of warm weather and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it also means the return of ticks. These tiny parasites can carry diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can harm humans and pets. If you live in St. Louis, preventing tick bites is essential this spring.
At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we offer season-long tick control services that help create a repellent barrier against ticks. We can help keep you, your family, and your pets safe.
Tick Prevention Tips
Here’s what you need to know about tick prevention in St. Louis:
- Know Your Enemy – Ticks are tiny, blood-sucking parasites that attach themselves to animals and humans. Several species of ticks are found in St. Louis, including the black-legged tick and the lone star tick. These ticks can carry and transmit diseases, so taking measures to prevent bites is essential.
- Protect Yourself and Your Pets – Protecting yourself, your kids, and your pets is the best way to prevent tick bites. Wear long sleeves and pants when in wooded or grassy areas. Use insect repellent that contains DEET or picaridin on exposed skin. Check your pets regularly for ticks and use tick prevention products recommended by your veterinarian.
- Keep Your Yard Tidy – Ticks thrive in tall grass and brush. Keep your lawn mowed and remove any leaves or debris that can provide cover for ticks. You can also create a barrier around your yard by placing a layer of wood chips or gravel between your lawn and any wooded areas.
- Check Yourself and Your Pets – After spending time outdoors, check yourself and your pets for ticks. Ticks can be as small as a poppy seed, so check hidden areas such as the armpits, groin, and scalp. Use tweezers to remove ticks, grasping the tick as close to the skin as possible and pulling straight out with steady pressure.
- Know the Symptoms of Tick-Borne Illness – If you develop symptoms after a tick bite, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of tick-borne illness can include fever, headache, fatigue, and a rash. Early treatment is critical to preventing complications from tick-borne disease.
As with any type of pest or wildlife problem, professional pest control services are essential. Whether you’re considering regular pest control services or a one-time treatment appointment, contact Titan Pest & Wildlife. We will determine the best method for controlling your pest issues.
Tick Prevention St. Louis
Tick prevention is important for anyone spending time outdoors in St. Louis. By protecting yourself and your pets, keeping your yard tidy, and checking for ticks regularly, you can reduce the risk of tick bites and tick-borne illness. Be sure to seek medical attention if you develop symptoms after a tick bite. Enjoy the outdoors this spring, but remember to be vigilant against ticks.