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Protect Your Pets From New York's Summer Ticks

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Pets are an important part of peoples' lives. We naturally want to protect them from harm, providing safety by keeping them on a leash or fencing in their yards. We also provide food and water to keep them healthy and provide a safe home for them. So it makes sense to protect them from dangerous ticks.

Ticks are parasites that affix themselves to the skin of humans, pets, or other warm-blooded mammals. Pets are more at risk than humans because they hold in heat, are lower to the ground, and their fur can hide ticks that are crawling around or already embedded in their skin.

In New York, there are a variety of ticks that plague pet owners. Among them are the black-legged (deer) tick, American dog tick, and the lone star (wood) tick. All of which can carry and transmit dangerous illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and bartonellosis. These diseases can be debilitating and sometimes life-threatening.

Unfortunately, ticks are active throughout most of the year including spring, summer, and fall. They don’t usually die off during the winter months. They do prefer to live in thick wooded areas but can be brought to other areas on a variety of animals such as mice, squirrels, and deer.

Tick prevention methods include:

  • Asking your veterinarian to provide an approved tick treatment or medication.
  • Avoiding walks through thick grass and vegetation where ticks are lurking.
  • Performing tick checks after going outdoors for any amount of time.
  • Keeping your lawn cut short and limiting bushes and other landscaping.
  • Enlisting the help of a professional pest control service that can treat your yard.

For the best tick protection in New York, call on the professionals at Parkway Pest Services. Ourtick control service includes a thorough inspection of your yard and property to positively identify the type of ticks and their hiding and breeding grounds. One of our specialists will then develop a customized treatment method that will involve spraying your yard. They will return on a regular basis throughout tick season, which is typically May to October.

Call on Parkway Pest Services for the tick control you need. Rest easy in knowing that you, your family, and your pets can enjoy your yard without the worry of ticks and tick-borne illnesses.