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Tackling Ticks In Orange County: A Comprehensive Guide To Tick Control

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The climate in Orange County makes this an enjoyable place to live and raise a family, which means that after a long day of fighting traffic and work deadlines, you can relieve stress by strolling through the yard, working in the garden, or sprucing up the landscape. However, your stress-relieving activity can become a nightmare when you notice ticks on your body. 

If ticks are on your property, you need Orange County tick control from The PEST Group. We offer customized treatment plans, transparent pricing and guarantees, and responsive service. We use EPA-recommended Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to provide effective environmentally-conscious pest control solutions. 

We wrote this guide because there is mystery and confusion surrounding ticks, and we want you to be informed so you will know how to remove them from your Orange County property. 

What Exactly Is A Tick?

Ticks are parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of animals and humans for nourishment. Depending on whether they have fed or not, these pests have 1/8 to 1/4-inch two-part, reddish-brown or brown bodies that turn grey after a blood meal. Ticks transfer from tall grass blades and plant leaves using their hind legs to anchor themselves while reaching out with their front legs to grab a potential host passing by. 

The following are the types of ticks in Orange County

  • Pacific coast tick 

  • American dog tick

  • Western blacklegged (deer) tick

All three species are in yards and gardens surrounding Orange County homes. Our trained pest management professionals can determine the kind of ticks invading your property based on their appearance. 

Top Tick-Borne Diseases: Warning Signs To Watch For

Ticks draw blood, along with any disease-causing pathogens from their host. If an infected tick becomes detached from the host and finds a new victim, it can transfer pathogens when it secretes saliva into the host's bloodstream. 

Pacific coast ticks, the most common species in Orange County, and American dog ticks can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever. American dog ticks also spread tularemia and tick paralysis. Western blacklegged (deer) ticks spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Powassan virus, and other illnesses. 

The PEST Group protects against diseases caused by ticks by removing these pests from your property.

Experience Peace Of Mind: Professional Tick Control

Our tick control for lawns in Orange County begins with a thorough inspection by one of our certified service management professionals. Our investigation will focus on wooded areas, tall grasses, and near stone walls to determine the type of tick species on the property. 

We will create a strategy using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to remove the tick population without harming the surrounding environment. We will use precisely measured products to form a barrier around your property to prevent the next generation from emerging and to discourage ticks from entering or staying in the yard. Our service management professional will alert you to attractants so you can take appropriate action. When you partner with us at The PEST Group, you will receive comprehensivetick protection.

Tick Prevention Tips: Safeguarding Your Family And Pets

Once The PEST Group resolves the tick dilemma on your property, we recommend the following so you won't experience this problem in the future: 

  • Cut the grass short

  • Eliminate debris and junk

  • Remove overgrown vegetation

  • Keep out wild animals with fencing

  • Check your body after being outdoors

  • Wear tick repellant, long sleeves, and pants

  • Use veterinarian-approved tick medication on pets

Because ticks use animals to hitchhike rides, maintaining a well-groomed fenced property will discourage them from entering or staying. Contact The PEST Group today to schedule your free inspection and to learn more about our tick lawn treatments