Ticks in Tennessee
There are numerous types of ticks in Tennessee and we want to make sure you, your family and your fur babies avoid these pests. U.S. Pest has numerous ways to control and keep ticks out of your yard and off of you. Tick season depends on the weather conditions and can go all year round depending on the type of weather we are experiencing. Ticks carry diseases and tickborne diseases are on the rise since the late 1990s.
Diseases Ticks Carry
Ticks carry diseases that can be extremely harmful and sometimes fatal.
The Lone Star Tick is responsible for thousands of sicknesses throughout the Southeast. Illnesses arise called Ehrlichiosis which have symptoms show up of an abrupt onset of flu-like symptoms along with a rash.
The Deer Tick is responsible for more sicknesses than any other tick at a staggering, 40,000 a year+ , in the United States. Lyme disease was first discovered in 1976 in Lyme, CT. Since the breakout of the tick-borne illness, it is spreading to southern states including Tennessee at alarming rates. Symptoms show up as prolonged as 32 days later resulting in shortness of breath, chest pains, and neurological malfunctions. The white-footed mouse is the preferred host of the Deer Tick.
The Dog Tick or Yellow Wood Tick is responsible for the most widespread disease called Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, or Tick Fever. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever symptoms show up with fever, headache, chills, rash, insomnia and sometimes a coma. Ticks carry diseases in Tennessee and everyone should know how to protect themselves.
How to Prevent Tick Bites
Tuck your trousers into your boots when hiking the beautiful Tennessee trails or your own backyard in high grass. Wear a long sleeve shirt if you can do so without being overheated. Another deterrent is to use an aerosol product with DEET in it to prevent ticks while hiking or in the presence of tall grass.
Tick Prevention at Home
If you want to keep your yard free from ticks then you must use the U.S. Pest tick treatment program. We have been voted #1 pet-friendly pest control company and go to great lengths to protect what matters most including your children and pets. The U.S. Pest tick treatment is also the only tick treatment in the industry created strategically to kill ticks, keep them at bay and minimize harm to our Tennessee pollinators and bees.
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- Ticks can’t fly or jump
- When ticks bite you, they attach themselves with a cement-like substance
- Ticks carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Ticks can carry up to 3 different diseases at one time
- If a tick is removed before 24 hours, the chances of disease transmission are low
- You can’t suffocate a tick, so don’t try
- Ticks can live over 200 days without food or water
- Our Tick treatments also control mosquitos and fleas
- Tick-borne diseases are getting worse, not better