Tick Control and Extermination

Protect your home from ticks with Aptive Environmental pest control.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is protected from ticks.
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Preventing Infestations

Aptive service starts with a thorough inspection of your property, inside and out. We customize a treatment plan specifically for you to maximize effectiveness and convenience. Our methods are professional and effective! Aptive’s year-round treatments ensure your home will be protected from ticks as well as other pests throughout the year.

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Identifying Ticks

  • Tick Habitats Indoors And Outdoors
  • Behavior And Diet Of Ticks
  • Tick Bites: How To Remove Ticks And Treat Bites
  • How To Remove Ticks
  • Tick Habitats Indoors And Outdoors

    Ticks most often live near forests or heavily-wooded areas. These locations have lots of plants and tall grass on which the ticks can wait for a host.

  • Behavior And Diet Of Ticks

    Ticks are arachnids that feed on animal blood through all four stages of their lives: eggs, larvae, nymphs and adults. They attach to clothing, fur or hair and bite through skin to get to blood.

  • What Brings Ticks To Yards And Homes?

    Ticks are likely to enter yards that are surrounded by woods or farmland. Not only do ticks have plenty of hiding places among trees and tall bushes, but they also have lots of access to animals, livestock and people to attach to.

  • What Brings Ticks To Yards And Homes? (Part 2)

    Animals are one of the most common ways ticks come near homes. Squirrels, deer, livestock & pets can all bring ticks to your yard or house. Rodents frequently carry ticks. If your property has a rodent problem, it has a higher chance of a tick infestation.

  • Ticks most often live near forests or heavily-wooded areas. These locations have lots of plants and tall grass on which the ticks can wait for a host. Some species require moisture to live while others simply need animals to feed on. Ticks need to be able to reach the height of their host so that they can grab onto it when it walks by.

    Ticks climb tall weeds and grass, fences and building walls, waiting for hosts. Other places you might find these pests include shingles, window moldings, piles of leaves, shrubs and stacks of wood. Ticks prefer humid areas; they can’t survive hot, dry conditions.

    The most commonly found species of ticks indoors is the brown dog tick. They can survive inside a building but won’t usually enter unless they’ve been carried inside by a pet or on a person’s clothes.

  • Ticks are arachnids that feed on animal blood through all four stages of their lives: eggs, larvae, nymphs and adults. They attach to clothing, fur or hair and bite through skin to get to blood. Humans are not their primary targets but ticks will frequently attach to people who brush past them in a wooded area.

    Hard ticks and soft ticks differ in several ways. Hard ticks have a hard back and often thrive in areas with lots of mammals and lizards. These ticks can live up to about three years but will only feed on a few hosts. Soft ticks live in caves and animal burrows and are more resilient in hot, dry climates. A soft tick feeds quickly on many hosts over a lifetime of up to 16 years.

  • Tick bites are not usually painful, so a person might not immediately notice that they’ve been bitten. Bite spots will be tiny red marks on arms, legs or less visible areas. While a tick bite is not always dangerous, these pests are known to transmit several dangerous diseases to their hosts. American dog ticks transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other species can carry Lyme disease.

    If you notice a tick on your skin, the first step is to remove it calmly. Wear gloves and use tweezers to avoid crushing it and squeezing fluids out while it’s still attached. A tick buries its mouthparts into its host’s skin. Grab it with the tweezers as close to your skin as possible and pull it slowly and steadily out. If the mouthparts don’t come out with the body, it’s okay to let the skin heal over them.

    Keep the tick in a bag or jar with rubbing alcohol so that a doctor can identify it if you start to develop a fever, rash or other symptoms of an illness.

  • Ticks can be dangerous to pets and humans because of their tendency to transmit diseases. They’re difficult to notice until you see a bite or feel the symptoms of an illness. It’s important to take preventative measures to keep these pests far away from your home and family.

    Call an Aptive professional to ensure that you and your home won’t be the target of ticks. You can also follow our tips to avoid attracting them:

    1. Keep your lawn short. When mowing, bag the grass clippings and rake leaves into piles that you can take to a composting facility away from your home.

    2. Inspect your skin, clothes and your pet every time you return from walking near woods or tall grass for ticks that have attached themselves.

    3. Keep piles of firewood and other landscaping materials away from the walls of your house.

    4. Use a border of mulch to separate your yard from the woods. Mulch will become a hot, dry area that ticks won’t be able to cross easily.

    5. Call your local Aptive branch to discuss a customized tick control plan.

Smart Solutions

12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

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  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Protection Year-Round
  • Aptive's Protection Plans
  • Reservices as needed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home year-round. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized protection plan that keeps your property protected from pests year-round.
Aptive’s protection plans provide an effective solution that keeps your indoor environment protected. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality treatments have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners it’s not if the pests will return, but when. If pest return between scheduled services, we return too— at no additional cost!
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Regain Your Home

Tick infestations can put you, your family and your pets at risk of catching dangerous illnesses. Count on Aptive Environmental to ensure that your property is protected from these tiny pests.

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Aptive also controls rodents to further reduce the chance of ticks reaching your home.

Plus, our year-round treatments protect your home in every season.