Norwalk's Practical Tick Prevention Guide

black legged tick on a pet

As with most places in the North East of the United States, the biggest concern for many residents of Norwalk is the tumultuous winter season. In addition to the tough winters, however, Norwalk also has an abundance of invasive and dangerous pests. Ticks are among the most frequent and dangerous of the various pests that cause problems for Norwalk residents. 

How Common Ticks Get Around 

Ticks are tiny dark brown or black insects that attach themselves to a human or animal host and feed on blood, usually under a quarter of an inch in length. They typically get around and find their prey passively, preferring to wait on plants or on the blades of tall grass for a person or animal to pass by and attach themselves to the host and begin feeding. Ticks will often climb and find parts of the body where they are harder to detect, such as the groin or armpit. Because of the small tick size and their tendency to hide in areas of the body where they are harder to notice, it is important to check yourself often when in areas with a lot of vegetation or grass in Norwalk. 

The Dangerous Diseases Tick Bites Are Known To Spread 

Ticks are well known as dangerous pests that can spread a variety of diseases. These pests may be tiny, but their dangers are not. Residents in places such as Norwalk with high levels of tick activity should take all precautions that they can against these dangerous pests.  

Diseases that tick bites spread include: 

  • Lyme disease 

  • Anaplasmosis 

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever 

  • Babesiosis 

Because ticks can spread such dangerous diseases, it is crucial to take them seriously and protect yourself from them as much as possible. For more information on these hazardous pests and how to keep yourself safe from them, reach out to the experts at Tim’s Pest Control

Six Easy And Effective Tips To Protect Yourself From Ticks 

Although an infestation of ticks on your property will require professional pest control services to eliminate, there are practical ways to make yourself and your home less attractive to these dangerous insects.  

Ways to keep yourself protected from ticks include: 

  1. Regularly check yourself and your pets after spending time outside, particularly in wooded areas or areas with lots of vegetation or tall grass. 

  2. Treat clothes with tick repellant products before going outside during tick season, commonly between fall and spring. 

  3. Avoid walking in forests or wooded areas whenever possible when not properly dressed and prepared to do so. 

  4. Routinely cut the grass of your lawn to eliminate hiding spots for ticks on your property. 

  5. Incorporate tick repellant plants such as lavender and marigolds into your garden and lawn. 

  6. Ensure that your property is free of common wildlife carriers of ticks such as deer and rodents

For more tips to keep you and your property free from ticks, feel free to contact our team of certified pest technicians at Tim’s Pest Control

The Most Effective Tick Control For Norwalk Properties 

While taking precautions and practicing tick prevention on your property is an essential and effective part of tick control, tick infestations can still occur and will require professional services to eliminate. Luckily for homeowners in Norwalk, Tim’s Pest Control is here to help prevent and eliminate these dangerous pests.

Tim’s Pest Control, a local Norwalk tick control specialist, has been serving Norwalk and the surrounding areas for over twenty-five years. Our team of certified and highly trained pest technicians has experience in dealing with tick removal and the variety of other invasive pests that cause problems in communities across Norwalk. If you have seen signs of tick activity on your property, don't wait for the problem to get out of hand before taking care of it.

Call us today to ensure that your home is safe and free from these dangerous pests. We guarantee a tick-free home after completing our services and provide free estimates.