If you’ve ever found a tick hanging on your pet, you know how frustrating they are to deal with. It’s even more frightening when they latch onto you–especially when the little pests start filling with blood. The dangers of ticks are real, but with Fox Pest Control, there is a way to stay safe and feel comfortable in your home and yard.
You might already know for sure that you have a tick problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a tick infestation in Syracuse.
Unfortunately, the only signs of ticks are actual sightings of them. They appear like black or dark brown dots, usually around the waistline, around the ankles, or in the hair.
Think you have a tick problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free tick control quote.
Schedule same day service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized tick treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain tick free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ticks don’t come back. If you see any tick activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Much like fleas, ticks can cause lots of problems for pets, but they can also come into your home. If veterinarian-approved tick treatments for your pet can’t keep the ticks out of your home, it’s time to call Fox Pest Control. We have what it takes to root these pests out of their hiding places and get rid of them for good.
Some types of ticks, like deer ticks, become more active during winter. Deer ticks will latch onto a host during the fall and remain for as long as possible.
Yes, they can be very dangerous. Because they latch onto their host and suck blood over a long period of time, ticks can transmit a number of diseases, including:
Colorado tick fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
A small amount of swelling in the area near the bite for a few days doesn’t necessarily indicate Lyme disease. Many people experience a mild allergic reaction to a tick’s saliva, but the swelling should be gone within a few days.
If the swollen spot grows and swelling persists for a week or more, this could be an early sign of Lyme disease. Early treatment of Lyme could prevent its long-term effects. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you see early signs of Lyme disease.
Transmission of Lyme disease from ticks can take 24-48 hours in most cases, so by checking for ticks regularly, you can avoid many of the problems ticks cause.
If you are bitten by a tick and you’re worried about a potential infection, seek medical attention.
Ticks are external parasites that latch onto the skin of its host and suck their blood. Ticks only consume blood and nothing else during their entire lives.
Ticks are arachnids, distantly related to spiders, and an external parasite. They have eight legs and suck the blood of a host. In order to grow from a new hatchling to adulthood, the tick must consume blood multiple times.
We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.
– Anthony Falzone
Posted December 12th 2019
We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.
– Tara Canaan
Posted December 1st 2019
We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)
– Tina Le
Posted December 8th 2019
At Fox Pest Control, your comfort and safety are important to us. That's why we promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The FOX PROMISE means you'll get exceptional professional service from all aspects of our company—from our hometown Branch Team to the Route Managers and Technicians who take care of your home.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.