Fleas and ticks pose a significant danger to humans and our pets. Affordable Pest offers homeowners in D.C., Maryland and Virgina a protection program that controls and protects against these blood sucking insects.
Tick Control In D.C., Maryland and Virgina
Ticks carry lyme disease, a sickness with potentially deadly results if left untreated for long periods of time.Ticks are commonly found in yards and wooded areas. They will wait until a warm blooded animal such as mice, deer, birds, the family pet or you walk by to attach themselves to in order to get a meal. Once they have a host, they will burrow into the hosts skin and gouge themselves on blood.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends the professional application of a chemical agent to control ticks. While it is impossible to completely remove ticks from your yard, studies have shown chemical treatments can reduce the number of lyme disease bearing ticks by 68-100%. As a part of the Affordable Pest tick control programs, our expert technicians will
- Inspect for tick activity
- Identify any potential tick habitats that should be modified or removed
- Provide consultation and recommendations for natural tick control
- Safely apply a tick control product around your home without interfering with your family’s outdoor enjoyment
DC, Maryland and Virgina Flea Control
While fleas have been held at bay though advances in treatments, Virginia, Maryland and DC residents are reporting significant flea infestations due to the declining efficacy of older flea control products.
While your pets may be the center of any flea infestation, any flea removal requires a multifaceted approach.We encourage you to thoroughly clean your home by vacuuming and mopping floors, washing all linens and emptying all trash. This will help us isolate the source of the infestation. If the fleas remain after the through cleaning, your pet may be the source of the infestation. consulting your veterinarian should be the first place to turn.
After taking these steps, your pest control professional will administer proper treatment to infested locations within and outside of your home. Your pest control professional may ask you to complete other tasks around your home in preparation for treatment.