You shouldn’t feel like a target when you walk in your grass. When ticks infest your yard, you can’t enjoy time outdoors or send your pets out to play. Ticks feed on blood and latch onto people and pets as they walk into an infested area. These bloodsuckers also hitchhike easily and can invade your home and other spaces without you even noticing it. If ticks have you locked indoors, Hart Pest Control is here to help.

Identifying Ticks

Ticks thrive in Texas and grow to the size of a sunflower seed. Their stealthy behavior prevents them from being detected, giving them enough time to bite into your skin and feed on your blood.

The most common species in Texas include:

-American Dog Ticks
-Black-Legged (Deer) Ticks
-Brown Dog Ticks
-Lone Star Ticks

Ticks belong to the arachnid class and have eight legs like spiders. Unlike spiders, ticks don’t spin webs or capture prey to ingest. Instead, they consume blood at all life stages by embedding themselves into the hairy areas of your body, including the armpits and the groin.

Tick Diseases

Infected ticks carry Lyme disease, a treatable and curable infection. A person with Lyme disease may develop a rash in the area of the tick bite. If it’s left untreated, the infection can spread and cause complications in a person’s heart, nervous system and joints.

While Black-Legged Ticks are known to spread Lyme disease throughout the state, American and Brown Dog Ticks may carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a rare but potentially severe disease that causes a rash in some people. Other symptoms include headaches, fevers and vomiting. If you’ve developed a rash after a tick bite, talk with your doctor right away.

Hart Pest Control understands the dangers of blood-sucking ticks and uses the latest treatments to eliminate infestations. Without professional pest control, tick populations can increase dramatically in the warmer months and spread throughout your property.

Professional Tick Control

You can’t fight ticks with do-it-yourself home remedies or over-the-counter products. These invasive pests withstand many different products and require tough, professional treatment. Hart Pest Control has served Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties since 1969. If ticks have invaded your property or home, contact Hart Pest Control for quick, affordable and reliable tick control services.