Whether you are going for a walk in the woods or working in the yard, a major threat may be lurking in the trees, bushes and grass – TICKS!

Ticks are a growing health and safety threat to people and pets alike because they spread debilitating illnesses such as Lyme Disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 300,000 Americans are sickened annually by Lyme Disease contracted through tick bites. Mosquito Terminators treatments are safe for your family and pets, but not for ticks. My Pest Pros can help you enjoy your time outside while reducing the threat from tick-borne diseases.

The most common form of tick found in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. region is the Blacklegged (Deer) Tick. The blacklegged tick is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. These ticks like to feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks. Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs. They are often brought into the home by pets as well as mice.

If you think you have a tick problem and are interested in hiring My Pest Pros for the best tick control available in VA and D.C., contact us today. If you’d like to learn more about the wide variety of different pests we help prevent, feel free to take a look.