Ticks are ambush insects. That means they cannot “chase” their prey.
They wait on grass, weeds, or bushes; and when a pet or person brushes by, they latch onto the host and go for a ride. More often than not, that means into your home!
Larval ticks (babies) only have 6 legs, and sometimes are misidentified. Meanwhile, adult ticks have 8 legs and are about the size of a sunflower seed.
Most species of tick do not breed well inside a home. However, one exception to this rule is the brown dog tick. They can survive inside the home and will reproduce quite well. Before they infest your space, it’s critical to get rid of them early on through tick pest control in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. This way, you and your family won’t have to deal with health risks posed by ticks.
Types of Ticks Common to the Area
- Brown Dog Tick
- Deer Tick (black-legged tick, or lyme disease tick)
- American Dog Tick (also known as the Eastern Wood Tick)
One of the most common tick-borne ailments is Lyme Disease. This can affect the heart and nervous system, so early detection and medical treatment are essential.
Symptoms may include:
- Joint pain
- Skin rash
Some great information from Purdue University about ticks can be found at
To help prevent you and your family from catching Lyme disease or any other health problems caused by ticks, turn to Arrow Services, Inc. today! We have a team of certified pest control specialists that can assist you with your tick concerns. You can rest assured that they are trained with the latest equipment and control techniques to ensure that they provide the best pest control management, such as tick extermination, tick lawn treatment, and more.
Our service locations include Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Let us know how we can help you or if you want to find out more about our other pest control services. Don’t let ticks invade your home further! Get rid of them today!