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Do you like spending time outside in the spring and summer? While you and your family members enjoy the great outdoors, ticks may be there too, waiting in the brush for a meal.
Why should you be concerned about ticks? Ticks are responsible for the transmission of many diseases to both humans and animals. Of all arthropods, ticks spread the widest array of disease-causing organisms. When ticks feed on human blood they are capable of transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tick Paralysis and more.
Ehrlich specialists work hard to keep your home pest-free.
How can Ehrlich help you prevent tick bites? Ehrlich offers a season-long tick control service that creates a repellent barrier against ticks. An Ehrlich technician will perform a barrier treatment focusing on areas where ticks are commonly found when not feeding on hosts, including:
The secret of Ehrlich’s success in the pest control industry for over 85 years is due to the expertise and skill of our technicians. All Ehrlich technicians are state-certified and licensed applicators.
Having graduated from our intensive training program, Ehrlich technicians are trained to quickly identify your pest problems, safely apply treatments in safest, most non-intrusive manner possible.
Ehrlich technicians are tick biology and behavior experts. By having a clear understanding of how ticks behave, your technician can help treat properties for ticks and other pests in the most effective manner.
The potential transmission of Lyme disease is the #1 reason why tick control and prevention is a necessity for homeowners. Lyme disease is spread through the bite of the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, which is also commonly referred to as the blacklegged tick.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever and a bull-eye-shaped rash. If not treated, other symptoms such as loss of muscle tone in face (Bell’s palsy), shooting pains, swelling of joints and arthritis.
Approximately, between 10-20% of patients that contract Lyme disease experience post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome where symptoms can last for months or even years in rare instances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Lyme disease as the 7th most “Nationally Notifiable Disease” in the U.S. in 2012.
If you would like to learn more about Ehrlich’s preventative tick control service for your yard and home or would like to schedule a FREE inspection with a technician, contact us online or call 800-837-5520.
Featuring flexible appointment scheduling and pest control programs designed with families in mind, Ehrlich can protect your home from the threat of ticks.
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