What are ticks?
Ticks are wingless, blood-feeding parasites. Varying in color from light brown to dark red, they are oval with dark heads. Ticks burrow their mouth pieces into their victims, growing from pinhead size to 1/8 of an inch or larger as they feed. These parasites are on a continual search for a host. If one is not available, a tick can survive up to a year without feeding. Female ticks must have a blood meal before she can lay eggs. After her meal, she drops off her host and lays thousands of eggs. A female tick will lay one batch of eggs, after which she dies. A male tick also dies after reproducing. In New Jersey and New York, the most commonly encountered ticks are the blacked legged tick deer tick, also known as simply the deer tick, the American dog tick and the lone star tick.
Why do I have them?
Ticks are external parasites that typically feed on the blood of wild animals, but unfortunately can also attach themselves and be carried indoors on our pets as well as directly on human bodies. We are particularly susceptible to picking up a tick after walking through tall grass or wooded areas, where ticks will wait patiently for a host to walk by.
Are they dangerous?
Yes, ticks are known carriers of several tick-borne diseases. Lyme disease is transmitted by the black-legged deer tick. This will present with flu-like symptoms and stiffness of the neck joints, accompanied by a diagnostic bulls-eye like rash centered on the bite sites. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is transmitted by the American dog tick and the lone star tick. This serious disease is characterized by severe flu-like symptoms accompanied by a red rash on the extremities. Without prompt treatment, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be fatal.
How do I get rid of ticks?
Attempting to rid your home of the tick infestation can be difficult and frustrating, as eggs can hatch months later; long after you think you have the situation under control. For the best results in combating a tick infestation, contact ChemTec Pest Control. A ChemTec pest professional will design a customized tick control program that fits the specific needs of your property, with the goal of eliminating all of the blood-sucking ticks located within your home.
Can I do it myself?
The best way to get rid of a tick infestation is to prevent one from occurring in the first place. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about tick control products, which are effective at preventing ticks from getting on your dog or cat. Many do-it-yourself remedies are available at hardware stores and on the internet to rid your pets and property of ticks, but often they simply do not work as the materials they use are not effective. Remember – if misused or mixed improperly, do-it-yourself pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants.
Is the treatment safe?
The pest professionals at ChemTec Pest Control will first confirm the presence of ticks in your home or business and then create a treatment plan that will eliminate your pest problem quickly and in an environmentally responsible manner. Before any treatments begin, our inspectors will consult with you regarding your children, pets and gardens and based on your current situation, they will customize a treatment plan specifically for you.
How soon can you get here?
ChemTec Pest Control is committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
What is the guarantee?
Our guarantee is simple: if you are not completely satisfied, we will give you your money back. If you have a problem with the pest after our services, just call us and we will come back to re-treat for the pest at no additional charge within the warranty period. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with our services and we will always work towards that goal. Please visit Our Guarantee page for more information.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose a continuous Protection Program to help guard against future tick infestations.
Where does ChemTec Pest Control service?
ChemTec provides service in Franklin Lakes, Saddle Brook, Paramus, and throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union Counties in New Jersey. We also provide service to Rockland and Orange Counties in New York. Contact us today to learn more about our effective tick control services.
"ChemTec Pest Control has been providing pest control services for Thumann's Meats for about 20 years. The USDA has said that ChemTec is providing excellent inspection preparation and with their attention to detail and superior pest management services have allowed our firm to pass USDA inspections with flying colors. I consider ChemTec Pest Control an excellent service partner, their technicians and quality control professionals are thorough, consistent, and reliable."
- Bill Merkent, Plant Manager, Thumann's Meats a division of Thumann's Inc.