What are Ticks & Mites?
Ticks are not bugs, but are closely related to spiders and they feed on blood. They hunt by latching onto hosts as they walk through tick-infested habitats, like grass or brush. After they cling to a host, they attach themselves to the body and feed for hours or even days.
A mite is smaller than a tick, but it feeds off a host the same way. The difference is mites feed off dead skin as opposed to blood. Both ticks and mites transmit diseases, propagate easily, and become a big problem quickly.
Whatever variety of tick or mite plagues your home, you shouldn’t ignore them. If you have a problem with one of these pesky pests, read about specific species below. When you’re ready to wipe out your tick or mite problem for good, contact the professionals at Plunkett's!
Our Tick & Mite Control Process:
In heavily tick infested areas, a Plunkett’s Pest Control pest management specialist will apply an appropriately-labeled residual pesticide. We’ll concentrate on the areas most likely to harbor ticks, such as paths, trails, property lines, and fence rows. Hopefully, we’ll be able to make the first application in early spring to eliminate overwintering larvae and nymphs. Plunkett’s may also recommend eliminating any pest rodents in the area surrounding your home. We’ll accomplish this with rodenticides and/or rodent traps. As a precaution, we only use tamper-resistant traps, and only place them in areas pets and children can’t access.
To treat for clover mites, Plunkett’s professionals will apply a residual insecticide spray around the perimeter of your structure. We apply this spray in a band extending 2 feet up and 6-10 feet out from the structure’s foundation. It’s very important that we apply this treatment in late March or early April to maximize its effectiveness. In some cases, we may also apply indoor crack and crevice pesticides.
If you’re worried about a tick or mite infestation around your property, give Plunkett’s a call any time. We’ve got everything needed to keep you, your family, and your pets safe from ticks and mites for good.
Tick & Mite Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.