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Fox Pest Control’s McAllen Tick Exterminator Service

Rats are large, disease carrying rodents, and you do not want them in your home. Particularly if you have pets or children, a rat infestation can be dangerous. They will come into your home and destroy practically everything, and touching a dead rat or rat droppings can be enough to transfer diseases to pets and children. In the warmth and safety of your McAllen home, rats can live up to three years, and with the average female rat giving birth to 8-10 babies at a time, your home can be overrun quickly. Fox Pest Control is here to fight your rodent problems for you. If you have a rat infestation, call today to receive prompt service and removal.

Signs of a Tick Infestation

You might already know you have a tick infestation, but here is the most common sign tick exterminators look for in McAllen.

Sightings

Infact, the only way to know if you have ticks is to actually see them. They appear like black or dark brown dots, usually around your waistline, around your ankles, or in your hair.

Things You Need To Know About Ticks

  • Ticks are external parasites that latch onto the skin of their hosts and suck their blood. 
  •  In order for a tick to fully develop into an adult, it needs to consume blood multiple times. 
  • Adult ticks have eight legs.
  • Ticks vary in colors but are shaped like an oval. 
  • You’ll see them most often in warm, moist areas, especially places that are dense in vegetation and trees. 
  • Unfortunately, these little arachnids can be quite dangerous, as they carry multiple diseases including:
    • Lyme disease
    • Babesiosis
    • Colorado tick fever
    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever 
    • Anaplasmosis
    • Rickettsiosis
    • Ehrlichiosis 
    • Powassan virus 

Helpful Tick Prevention Tips:

  • Keep grass cut short
  • Clean up the yard: clear away branches, leaves, and other debris
  • Avoid walking your pet through wooded areas and tall grass, and check your pet for ticks after walks
  • A mulch or wood chip barrier between your yard and wooded areas can deter ticks.
  • Stack wood neatly in a dry area
  • Take your pets to the vet for regular checkups that include tick and flea inspections 
  • Check your skin and clothing frequently for ticks
  • Ask your vet about preventative tick treatments for your pet

How Do I Get Rid Of Ticks?

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Think you have a tick problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (956) 683-6467 for a free McAllen tick control quote.

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Schedule TX same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized tick treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain tick free.

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Tick Control FAQ

How do I get rid of ticks?

Much like fleas, ticks in McAllen can cause lots of problems for pets, but they can also come into your home. If veterinarian-approved tick treatments for your pet can’t keep the ticks out of your home, it’s time to call a great tick exterminator like Fox Pest Control. We have what it takes to root these pests out of their hiding places and get rid of ticks once and for all.

Why do I need Fox’s treatments for ticks during the winter?

Yes, they can be. Tick removal from your McAllen home and yard is critical because they latch onto a host and suck blood over a long period of time, ticks can transmit a number of diseases, including:

Are ticks dangerous?

Yes, they can be very dangerous. Because they latch onto their host and suck blood over a long period of time, ticks can transmit a number of diseases, including:

Lyme disease
Anaplasmosis
Babesiosis
Colorado tick fever
Ehrlichiosis
Powassan virus
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rickettsiosis
Tularemia

Does a swollen tick bite mean I have Lyme disease?

A small amount of swelling in the area near the bite for a few days doesn’t necessarily indicate Lyme disease. Many people experience a mild allergic reaction to a tick’s saliva, but the swelling should be gone within a few days. Nevertheless, if you have a tick infestation, let Fox McAllen come to your house to with tick removal.

How do I know if I have Lyme disease from a tick bite?

If the swollen spot grows and swelling persists for a week or more, this could be an early sign of Lyme disease. Early treatment of Lyme could prevent its long-term effects. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you see early signs of Lyme disease. In the meantime, call Fox for the best tick extermination treatment.

How can I prevent Lyme disease from tick bites?

Transmission of Lyme disease from ticks can take 24-48 hours in most cases, so by checking for ticks regularly, you can avoid many of the problems ticks cause. If you do find you have an infestation, Fox will send a certified tick exterminator -- in many cases that same day.

If you are bitten by a tick and you’re worried about a potential infection, seek medical attention right away.

What do ticks eat?

Ticks are external parasites that latch onto the skin of its host and suck their blood. Ticks only consume blood and nothing else during their lives.

What are ticks?

Ticks are arachnids, distantly related to spiders, and an external parasite. They have eight legs and suck the blood of a host. In order to grow from a new hatchling to adulthood, the tick must consume blood several times.

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Superb service, Nick called me an hour before he was coming and when I called back and asked him to come sooner he said he would be at my house soon. He arrived in about 10 minutes and completed the service before I had to leave for my doctor visit. Really appreciated him working around my schedule.


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Fox Pest Control McAllen Professional
When your doorbell rings, you can feel confident your Fox Pest Control Technician is thoroughly screened and trained.
  • We insist on a triple check screening process to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • All Technicians undergo a drug screening and driving record review.
  • Fox Pest Control Technicians also complete extensive training in the classroom and on the job with an experienced mentor before servicing alone.
  • You'll always feel comfortable and safe with Fox Pest Control.
  • See photos of our team by clicking on Our Team page

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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.

And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.

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*Call us today before 2 p.m. & we'll be to your home promptly for a zero-obligation inspection and estimate or to provide McAllen pest control & extermination service.