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Tick Identification


What are ticks?

Ticks are a common pest in the United States. These pests are classified as parasitic arthropods and are most closely related to mites. While there are several different species found around the country, here in Pennsylvania, there are a few common species of ticks that we deal with:

  • American dog ticks

  • Lone star ticks

  • Blacklegged ticks

  • Groundhog ticks

Ticks feed on warm-blooded mammals which include us and our pets. When identifying a tick, you will see eight legs, a flat or round body (depending on whether or not it has fed recently), and brown or black coloring.

tick crawling on a souderton resident

Why do I have them?

Ticks are commonly found in fields, wooded areas, and tall grass in Pennsylvania. These pests may also enter homes on their chosen host, whether that be a human, pet, or even an invading mouse or rat. Once inside, ticks can go unnoticed for days, and in some cases, one tick finding its way into your home can lead to a full-blown infestation.

Ticks can survive for days without food or water and, once they get inside, they can easily hide away in your walls, attic, or basement. Outside, ticks are known for hiding in areas of tall grass and on the outskirts of the woods. The best way to eliminate ticks from your property is to hire a professional pest exterminator to treat your yard.

Are ticks dangerous?

Yes, ticks can be dangerous to you and your pets. Ticks are known to transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, among others. Blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) are the biggest vectors of Lyme disease, while American dog ticks are known to transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This poses a serious health threat to you, your family, and your pets.

If you believe you or someone you know has been bitten by a tick, it is best to call a doctor as soon as possible. The sooner you receive the proper treatment, the better!

How do I get rid of ticks?

Ticks can be very difficult to notice at first which makes them very hard to control on your own. Moyer’s pest professionals can help you control the tick populations in and around your Pennsylvania home. Our trained exterminators will identify the type of ticks you are dealing with and then help customize a plan to target those pests!

Can I do it myself?

DIY pest control solutions are not recommended when it comes to dealing with ticks. Not only can they be costly and dangerous, but they are usually also ineffective at getting to the root of the problem, leaving you with a returning tick infestation. Ticks are small and are good at staying hidden, so while you may think that you have successfully eliminated your tick problem with at-home sprays and insecticide treatments, the underlying problem may still be thriving. Tick control is always best left to the professionals!

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families, and their employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. In addition, all of our Service Professionals™ are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.

How soon can you get here?

Moyer Service Professionals™ are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent ticks in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose one of our three comprehensive, year-round programs to ensure bed bugs stay out of their home or business. Contact us today for effective tick control treatments.

Where does Moyer Pest Control service?

Moyer provides pest control plans in Souderton, Harleysville, King Of Prussia, and throughout the Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery counties as well as parts of the Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties.

Helpful Tick Articles

How To Limit Tick Exposure

Year-Round Tick Prevention For Pennsylvania Residents

Dangers Ticks Pose To Pets In Pennsylvania

How To Keep Your Souderton Yard Tick-Free During Summer And Fall

Why West Chester Residents Need To Protect Their Yards From Ticks

A Practical Guide To Tick Control For Souderton Property Owners

How Do Ticks Get Into Souderton Homes?


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