Chicago Tick Control
Protecting Your Home & Family
It’s no secret that ticks carry and transmit harmful diseases to humans and pets, so finding them in your home is never good. To protect your family, pets, and property from ticks, you need Greenix Pest Control in Chicago on your side. Our fully licensed and certified pest control specialists are prepared to handle any tick infestation, no matter how big or small. Using high-quality, naturally derived products, we can eliminate your infestation and discourage any future tick activity, effectively protecting your home all year long.
What Diseases Do Ticks Carry?
In the United States alone, ticks are known to carry over 15 different types of diseases. These diseases are transmitted to humans when an infected tick latches onto and bites a human in order to feed on their blood. The longer an infected tick is able to remain on a body, the more likely that person is to contract a disease. Tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, Colorado tick fever, and more. Perhaps the most feared tick-borne disease is Lyme disease.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S, with around 300,000 people receiving a diagnosis each year. Unfortunately, because Lyme disease symptoms are very similar to other illnesses, making a proper diagnosis can be incredibly difficult. When left undiagnosed, it can cause serious, life-long complications.
Some of the symptoms of early untreated Lyme disease include:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- A bulls-eye rash
- Swollen lymph nodes
If you experience any of these symptoms after being bitten by a tick, you need to seek medical assistance right away. Early treatment can help prevent chronic, life-long Lyme disease symptoms, including neck pain, seizures, tremor, speech problems, twitching of muscles, confusion, insomnia, persistent swollen glands, and more.
How to Avoid Ticks
If you live in an area with a lot of ticks, you’ll want to be extra careful when you go outside. The best thing you can do is avoid tick habitats such as tall grass, fallen logs, bushes, and piles of leaves. It is recommended that you always stay on pathways rather than veering off the trail into more dense foliage.
In addition to avoiding tick habitats as much as you can, there are a few things you can do to avoid ticks. These include:
- Wear light-colored clothing, so you can spot ticks more easily
- Wear long sleeves, pants, thick socks, close-toed shoes, and hats
- Apply tick repellent to your clothing and areas of exposed skin
- Inspect your pets often to make sure they don’t have any ticks
- Throw your clothes straight into the washer when you come back inside
- Check your body thoroughly for ticks
- Schedule professional tick control
Of course, the best way to protect your home and family from ticks is to schedule routine pest control. At Greenix Pest Control, our Chicago tick control professionals are skilled in identifying and treating common tick hideouts.
“I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about the excellent service he provided.”- Stephanie
Here at Greenix Pest Control, your safety and comfort are our utmost priorities. We understand how unnerving an infestation can be, which is why our team is here to handle everything for you. To ensure your family is protected against pesky ticks, we have designed a specialized, multi-step, EPA-registered tick treatment that is guaranteed to reduce tick populations on your property by 85-90%. In fact, we are so confident in our ability to handle your tick problem, that we back our tick treatment with a no questions asked re-service guarantee.
Our Chicago tick control process involves an initial treatment, a 30-day follow up, and recurring quarterly treatments to ensure your property is protected all year long.