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Fox Pest Control’s Rhode Island Tick Exterminator Service

If you’ve ever found a tick hanging on your pet, you know how frustrating they are to deal with. It’s even more frightening when they latch onto you–especially when the little pests start filling with blood. The dangers of ticks are real, but with Fox Pest Control, there is a way to stay safe and feel comfortable in your home and yard. 

Signs of a Tick Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a tick problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a tick infestation in Rhode Island. 

Sightings

Unfortunately, the only signs of ticks are actual sightings of them. They appear like black or dark brown dots, usually around the waistline, around the ankles, or in the hair.

Things You Need To Know About Ticks

  • Ticks are external parasites that latch onto the skin of their hosts and suck their blood. 
  •  In order for a tick to fully develop into an adult, it needs to consume blood multiple times. 
  • Adult ticks have eight legs.
  • Ticks can be multiple colors and are shaped like an oval. 
  • You’ll see them most often in warm, moist areas, especially places that are dense in vegetation and trees. 
  • Unfortunately, these little arachnids can be quite dangerous, as they carry multiple diseases including:
    • Lyme disease
    • Babesiosis
    • Colorado tick fever
    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever 
    • Anaplasmosis
    • Rickettsiosis
    • Ehrlichiosis 
    • Powassan virus 

Helpful Tick Prevention Tips:

  • Keep grass cut short
  • Clean up the yard: clear away branches, leaves, and other debris
  • Avoid walking your pet through wooded areas and tall grass, and check your pet for ticks after walks
  • Take your pets to the vet for regular checkups that include tick and flea inspections 
  • Check your skin and clothing frequently for ticks
  • Ask your vet about preventative tick treatments for your pet

How Do I Get Rid Of Ticks?

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Think you have a tick problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free Rhode Island tick control quote.

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Schedule RI prompt control service with one of our certified technicians.

Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized tick treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

Report

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

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Tick Control FAQ

How do I get rid of ticks?

Much like fleas, ticks can cause lots 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 Fox Pest Control. We have what it takes to root these pests out of their hiding places and get rid of them for good. 

Why do I need Fox’s treatments for ticks during the winter?

Some types of ticks, like deer ticks, become more active during winter. Deer ticks will latch onto a host during the fall and remain for as long as possible. 

Are ticks dangerous?

Yes, they can be very dangerous. Because they latch onto their host and suck blood over a long period of time, ticks can transmit a number of 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.

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.

How can I prevent Lyme disease from tick bites?

Transmission of Lyme disease from ticks can take 24-48 hours in most cases, so by checking for ticks regularly, you can avoid many of the problems ticks cause. 

If you are bitten by a tick and you’re worried about a potential infection, seek medical attention.

What do ticks eat?

Ticks are external parasites that latch onto the skin of its host and suck their blood. Ticks only consume blood and nothing else during their entire lives.

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. In order to grow from a new hatchling to adulthood, the tick must consume blood multiple times.

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Rhode Island Pest Control Reviews

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We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.


– Anthony Falzone

Posted December 12th 2019
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We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.


– Tara Canaan

Posted December 1st 2019
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We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)


– Tina Le

Posted December 8th 2019
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  • We insist on a triple check screening process to ensure the safety of our customers.
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.

And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.

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