|Size:||1mm – 10mm|
|Colour:||Brown or Black|
|Shape:||Most ticks have an oval or teardrop shape, with eight legs. They have a flat body that expands and becomes more rounded when they feed and engorge with blood.|
What Does Bugman Do?
Our technicians will treat the exterior of your house while searching for and treating any Ticks in common Tick locations.
Will Ticks Cause Damage?
Pavement ants do not pose a threat to the structure of your property because they do not nest in or chew through damaged wood. The primary concern with pavement ants is the contamination of human and pet foods because they can spread germs and diseases as they travel.
Why Choose Bugman?
We have 30 years of experience in the pest control industry and can help keep you tick-free. Additionally, we offer affordable rates and regular service plans.
Where Does Bugman Service?
Don’t wait for ticks to become a problem, if you see them outside, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll help you enjoy a tick-free summer!
More Information on Pavement Ants
Ticks are parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of their hosts, which can include humans and various animals. They prefer warm, humid environments and can often be found in wooded or grassy areas.
Spraying the exterior of your home before the summer is highly recommended. Once a tick infestation is established, it can be much more difficult to get rid of them.
Tick Life Cycle
|Eggs||The cycle starts when a mature female tick lays thousands of eggs on the ground.|
|Larva (Seed Tick)||The eggs then hatch into larvae, sometimes called “seed ticks.” At this stage, the tick has six legs. Larvae seek out and feed on a host, typically a small mammal or bird. They then fall off the host, digest the blood meal, and molt, entering the next stage of life.|
|Nymph||After molting, the tick becomes a nymph, which now has eight legs. The nymph will then seek out a second host for another blood meal. Once fed, the nymph will drop off the host and molt again, this time turning into an adult tick.|
|Adult||Adult ticks actively seek out a third, larger host, such as a human or deer. Male ticks may feed briefly but primarily are seeking a female tick for mating. Female ticks feed for a longer duration, often several days, to get enough nutrients to produce eggs. Once a female tick has fed, she’ll drop off the host and lay thousands of eggs, thus starting the life cycle again.|
Signs of a Tick Infestation
- Seeing ticks on your body or on your pets.
- Finding ticks in your home.
- Experiencing unexplained skin rashes or feeling ill (as ticks can transmit diseases).
Do Ticks Bite?
Yes, ticks do bite. They are ectoparasites, which means they live on the outside of their host and feed on their host’s blood. When a tick bites, it inserts its mouthparts into the skin of the host.
The bite is usually painless so the host, whether it’s a human or an animal, often doesn’t notice when a tick has attached itself. A tick will usually stay attached to its host for several days before it is fully engorged with blood and then it will drop off.
Do Ticks Carry Disease?
Ticks can transmit diseases to their hosts during the feeding process. These diseases include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and several others. It is therefore important to remove a tick as soon as you notice it and to try to avoid tick bites by wearing appropriate clothing and using insect repellent when in areas where ticks are common.
Regardless of how or why they got in, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847 and we’ll get them out.
Are Bugman’s Tick Treatments Safe for Pets and Kids?
The product we use is called Dragnet, which is a pyrethroid insecticide that is permethrin based. The product is labelled as safe for both people and pets once dry, with the exception of fish.
To allow it time to dry we ask that everyone, pets included, be out of the treatment area for the duration of the treatment and for 2-3 hours afterwards (total of 3-4 hours).