Here in PA, your yard can become host to all sorts of bloodsucking pests. Our climate allows mosquitoes to breed and thrive with ease, and your yard can become home to a variety of fleas and ticks before you know it. Here at D-Bug Pest Control, we’ve been perfecting our tick control in Western Pennsylvania since 1939. Our decades of experience and commitment to quality customer service mean we’ll give you the solutions you've been seeking to solve any tick control problem once and for all.
Trust in 80+ Years of Experience
Since 1939, our exterminators have been keeping up-to-date on the latest technologies and treatment plans for pests as pest management has evolved over time. What hasn’t changed, however, is our dedication to providing you with a home and yard you feel comfortable in—that’s why we make sure that our treatments are all-encompassing in treating ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas alike.
When you partner with D-Bug, you can expect the following:
- A free inspection where our tick exterminators identify where your ticks are living and breeding.
- The creation of a customized treatment plan with you.
- Tick spray on your yard, bushes and trees, and the surrounding woods and fields.
- Treatment that also eliminates mosquitoes and fleas
- A tick-free yard, guaranteed!
Diseases Spread by Ticks, Fleas, and Mosquitoes
Parasitic pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes carry a range of illnesses that can be a risk to you, your loved ones, and your furry friends. There are some precautions you can take to protect yourself from these pests, such as applying mosquito spray when going into wooded areas or wearing clothing that does offer a lot of exposed skin, but these only do so much. Worse, ticks are notorious for working their way beneath your clothing unnoticed, which makes quality tick control in Western Pennsylvania crucial. Awareness of these pests and the risks they pose is the first step to protecting your health.
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can spread all of the following diseases:
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Zika Virus
- Heartworms (in pets)
- Yellow Fever
- STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness)
- Heartland Virus
- West Nile Virus
- Colorado Tick Fever
- And more
Common Types of Ticks in Western Pennsylvania
With how wooded our area is, our exterminators are trained to identify and treat for all kinds of tick species. Here at D-Bug, we have spent over 80 years learning how to administer quality tick spray treatments. We can treat for all of the following types of ticks with our tick control in Western Pennsylvania:
- American Dog Tick (Deer Tick)
- Blacklegged Tick (Wood Tick)
- Brown Dog Tick
- Lone Star Tick
- Gulf Coast Tick
- Western Blacklegged Tick
- Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
Where Do Ticks Live?
Ticks seek habitat that makes it easy for them to find new hosts. They’ll often sit on the ends of grass or branches waiting for a person or animal to pass by for them to grab onto. You can find ticks anywhere with a lot of vegetation, but particularly at the borders of yards, under leaves, wooded areas, in the presence of mice, and around bodies of water. Be extra vigilant to look for ticks on your body after any trip outside.
How To Remove a Tick
In order to keep ticks out of your yard and reduce the risk of running into them, it’s important to invest in quality tick control in Western Pennsylvania. However, if you end up with a tick on you, don’t panic. To safely remove this pest without risking injury or leaving its head embedded in your skin, you can follow the CDC’s guidelines for tick removal:
- Use a pair of tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible.
- Pull up with steady, even pressure.
- Clean bite area and hands with soap or isopropyl alcohol.
- Flush the tick down the toilet or bag it up in a sealed container for identification by an expert.
- Seek medical attention if you develop a rash, fever, or other symptoms of illness in the following weeks.
Guaranteed Protection From Ticks, Mosquitoes & Fleas
Given the number of local species of ticks and the diseases they carry, you want to know that your tick control in Western Pennsylvania is reliable. With D-Bug, you can rest easy knowing that our methods are not only backed by decades of experience and highly trained expert technicians but also that we’ll give you our satisfaction guarantee: if ticks return within 30 days of treatment, just let us know to get a free re-service!
We provide tick control services in the following areas in Western Pennsylvania: