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Ticks

Scientific Name: Ixodida
Nicknames: None Available
Length: 0.03" - 0.2"
Color: Black, White, Brown

Aggressive? Yes
Do They Bite? Yes
Posionous/Venomous? No
Disease Carrying? Yes
Invasive Species? No

The Tick

Ticks are small, very patient and amazing in their approach to locating their host/prey. Their purpose in life like so many species is to propagate their species. They don't feed often, but when they do, they can acquire disease agents form one host and pass it to another host at a later feeding. Their sensory organs are complex and they can determine trace amounts of gases, such as carbon dioxide left by warm-blooded animals and man. They can sense the potential host's presence from long distances and even select their ambush site based upon their ability to identify paths that are well traveled.

Although the number of tick species is in the hundreds, there are relatively few ticks that interact with mankind and domestic animals causing harm.


How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you but with McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.