To any dog or cat owner, ticks have become ubiquitous with owning and caring for a pet. There’s virtually no way you’re an involved dog owner without your fair share of tick deaths under the belt. That being said, there’s a difference between finding three or four ticks in your dog or cat’s paws, and finding them infested.
The Dangers of the Tick
Aside from drinking blood, ticks also have the potential to carry with them a host of diseases as per the CDC. Dogs are extremely susceptible to this, with problems like the nerve-attacking Lyme disease growing in the Northeastern US as per CAPC Vet. Lyme disease is extremely dangerous for a dog, going from simple swelling and leg numbness to an advanced infection of the brain stem.
In cats, on the other hand, not enough research or statistics are known to determine how dangerous some of the same tick breeds are. That being said, ticks still act as a vector for other diseases, some of which humans are susceptible to as well.
To prevent dangers such as these, it’s important to have the professionals on speed dial for when you’re dealing with a real tick onslaught.
Finding the Right Treatment Plan
Pet groomers and veterinarians are plentiful in Pennsylvania, but a tick issue is more than just localized on your pet. Ticks breed and nest in homes, and that’s where the tick control expertise of a service like Viking Pest comes into handy.
Through extensive and thorough inspection, tick control professionals can identify the trouble areas in a home that houses ticks, and eliminate them without posing a danger to your family or pet. It’s important, however, to act quickly in order to quell the growth and breeding of ticks, especially if they’re seasonal in your area.Add to favorites