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Boston’s Best Tick Exterminator

Ticks are tiny parasitic arachnids that feed on human and animal blood. They are responsible for spreading diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tick paralysis, etc. Ticks are potentially the deadliest among all arthropods because they can transmit the most significant number of disease-causing organisms.

Of course, not every tick carries diseases, but there is no way to tell if the ones in your home and yard have diseases or not. This makes exterminating ticks a top priority for anyone who wants to enjoy their time outdoors.

Signs of a Tick Infestation

  1. Visual proof – Finding a tick on yourself, your children, or your pets can be very distressing. Ticks attach themselves to a host when the host brushes past, so the parasite can usually be found around the ankles, waistline, and in your hair and ears, or any areas unprotected by clothing. Ticks are tiny, typically round or oblong, brown to black, and occasionally have white rings or other markings.
  2. Further visual proof is the eggs that ticks lay. The eggs are tiny, but if you have ticks living in your home, you might find clusters underneath furniture, along the edges of carpeting, around doors and windows, and along baseboards. Eggs are a sure sign of an infestation.
  3. Medical evidence – The fluid that ticks excrete can cause symptoms not associated with any of their transmissible diseases. Small red welts are the first sign of a tick bite. The blood-filled welts are accompanied by fever, chills, swelling, irritation, pain around the bite mark, and headaches. 

What Boston Homeowners Need To Know About Ticks

Helpful Tick Prevention Tips: 

Keep your grass cut short year-round and your bushes and trees trimmed.

Clear out branches, leaves, and other debris from your yard

Avoid walking pets through wooded areas, tall grasses, and keep them from sticking their heads into bushes, underbrush, etc. Always check your pet for ticks after walks.

A mulch or wood chip barrier can deter ticks between your yard and any wooded areas.

Stack wood neatly in a dry area, far from your home if possible. 

Take your pets for regular checkups at the vet, including tick and flea checks.

Take your pets for regular checkups at the vet, including tick and flea checks

How Do I Get Rid Of Ticks?

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Call Us

Think you have a tick problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (508) 257-7556 for a free, no-obligation tick control quote.

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Schedule Service

Schedule same-day tick control service with our certified pest technicians.

3

Service Appointment

Our pest technician will thoroughly inspect your home and property to provide a customized tick treatment plan that will most effectively suit your situation.

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Our Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain tick free.

5

Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ticks don’t come back. If you see any tick activity between your regularly scheduled service, call us, and we’ll come back for free! 

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Why Choose Fox Pest Control in the Boston Area

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How To Get Rid Of Pests | Fox Pest Control

With over 50 years of combined experience, we have treated more than 85,000 homes and businesses just like yours.

We take pride in offering courteous, prompt, and professional service that includes our 5 Step Home Protection Plan.

  • Inspect the exterior of your home to identify potential pest problems
  • Remove cobwebs and wasps’ nests within reach
  • Address exterior pest entry points such as weep holes and plumbing gaps
  • Apply a pest control treatment around the exterior perimeter of your home.
  • Provide a detailed service report and helpful preventative tips.

If you see pests, call us.

We take care of our Fox Family by providing FREE in-home inspections, FREE estimates, and same day service at no extra charge. When you choose Fox Pest Control you choose a local certified Pest Pro that will take the time to answer your questions, explain your service options, and provide a money-back guarantee.

Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.

Fox Pest control works hard to provide constant year-round protection for your home and family. Why not have one less thing to worry about? Call us today! We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Tick FAQs

What Are Ticks?

Ticks are arachnids, distantly related to spiders, and an external parasite. They have eight legs and suck the blood of a host. The tick must consume blood several times to grow from a new hatchling into adulthood. 

What Do Ticks Eat?

Ticks are ectoparasites (or external parasites). This means that they latch onto the skin of their host and suck the host’s blood, and ticks only consume blood and nothing else during their lives.

How Do I Get Rid Of Ticks?

Like fleas, ticks in the Boston area can cause a lot of problems for pets, but they can also come into your home. If veterinarian-approved tick treatments for your pet can’t keep the ticks out of your home, it’s time to call a tick control company. We know what it takes to root these pests out of their hiding places permanently. 

Why Do I Need Fox’s Treatments For Ticks During The Winter?

Regular, preventative maintenance ensures that any tick eggs in your home are taken care of before they hatch into nymphs and begin to feed on you and your loved ones.

Are Ticks Dangerous?

Yes, they can be very dangerous. Because they will latch onto a host and suck blood over a long period, ticks can transmit many diseases, including:
 
• Lyme disease
• Anaplasmosis
• Babesiosis
• Colorado tick fever
• Ehrlichiosis
• Powassan virus
• Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
• Rickettsiosis
• Tularemia

Does A Swollen Tick Bite Mean I Have Lyme Disease?

A small amount of swelling in the area near the bite for a few days doesn’t necessarily indicate Lyme disease. Many people experience a mild allergic reaction to a tick’s saliva, but the swelling should be gone within a few days. Nevertheless, if you have a tick infestation, let Fox Pest Control of Boston come to your house to help with tick removal.

How Do I Know If I Have Lyme Disease from A Tick Bite?

If the swollen spot grows and swelling persists for a week or more, this could be an early sign of Lyme disease. Early treatment of Lyme could prevent its long-term effects. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you see early signs of Lyme disease. In the meantime, call Fox for the best tick extermination treatment.

How Can I Prevent Lyme Disease from Tick Bites?

Transmission of Lyme disease from ticks can take 24-48 hours in most cases, so you can avoid many of the conditions that ticks cause by checking for them regularly. If you do find you have an infestation, Fox will send a certified tick exterminator — in many cases, that same day. If a tick bites you and you’re worried about a potential infection, seek medical attention.

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I know Ty from outside of Fox and he is an awesome guy. Very knowledgeable in the pest control industry and has been at it for a long time. We call him the PEST WIZARD at my house. Even with his great experience, last year he went to an expensive three day nationwide bed bug class taught out of state. I have never met anybody more dedicated to being sure their workers are giving the best service possible. Highly recommend. Would refer anybody to them. 10/10 stars. Always been very responsive to our calls and concerns.

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Our technician, Xavier inspected our new home and we couldn’t be happier. He was knowledgeable, friendly and quick. He answered all our questions and and even gave us information on how we could prevent future pests ourselves.

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