Ticks | NEPA Pest Control







Ticks are small brown parasitic organisms that live in wooded areas and fields, but also can make their way in your home. These organisms need blood from humans or animals to survive. Unfortunately, ticks can also be the carriers of various serious diseases, and they can pass these diseases on to the people they bite.

Diseases that Ticks carry

  • Lyme Disease
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Babesiosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

What kind of ticks can be found in Pennsylvania

  • American Dog Tick
  • Back legged Tick
  • Lone Star Tick
  • Groundhog Tick

These four-tick species make up 90% of the tick population in Pennsylvania.

A tick infestation can be caused by just one single tick entering your home. You can encounter ticks in brushy wooded areas especially when the weather is warm. A tick will attach itself to your body and then burry its head in your skin. It is very important to check yourself for ticks after any outdoor activities.

Some important body parts to check include:

  • The groin
  • Under the arms
  • Inside the ears
  • Throughout your hair
  • Inside the belly button
  • Behind the knee

Ticks can also attach themselves to your pets, especially dogs. Since ticks are usually small, it can be hard to see them on your body or in your pet’s fur. Once a tick is brought into your home, they can reproduce very fast. It takes just one tick to start an infestation. We have been serving the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pocono, and surrounding communities for over 17 years. Please contact us for all your Tick problems.

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