Ticks are not just a nuisance but also cause diseases in both humans and animals. These blood-sucking tiny vampires can spread many diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can have detrimental effects on your pet's health. As responsible pet owners, it's crucial to take proactive measures to protect our furry friends from tick infestations.

Ticks are commonly found in grassy and wooded areas, where they wait for a host to pass by. Once attached to your pet's skin, ticks can transmit harmful pathogens through their bites, leading to a lot of health issues. Tick bites in pets can cause Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Spotted Rocky Mountain Fever. Common symptoms of tick-borne diseases in pets include fever, lethargy, joint pain, and loss of appetite. In serious cases, these diseases can also be life-threatening. Ticks in some cases have caused paralysis and kidney failure in pets. Therefore, prevention is better than cure when it comes to protecting your pet from ticks

Here’s how to protect your pets from ticks;

Regular Inspection: Make it a habit to inspect your pets carefully after outdoor activity. Areas such as armpits, neck, and ears, should be carefully inspected as ticks prefer to hide in warmer areas to 

Keep your yard well-maintained: Maintain a tidy yard by regularly mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, and removing leaf litter. 

Tick prevention products: Consult your veterinarian for tick-repellent products. These products can effectively repel and kill ticks, providing long-lasting protection for your pet.

Tick Removal Techniques: If you find a tick attached to your pet's skin, it's essential to remove it promptly and properly. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible and pull upward with steady pressure. 

What to do if ticks show up despite all of this?

If ticks continue to lurk in your backyard after taking all the measures mentioned above then you need to contact a tick removal service. An expert at tick removal is RidAway. 

RidAway uses biologically friendly pesticides that leave your home safe to return to, provide quick solutions to urgent problems, and most importantly are state-licensed and industry-certified. Their work is guaranteed so you can rest assured the problem will be dealt with effectively.

For a quick solution to an urgent intrusion, RidAway is ready to come to your rescue.