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When Do Ticks Become Active Around South Carolina?

a black legged tick on the edge of a yellow flower

Most pests come and go, they bite and they run away, they steal food quickly and return to their home. But with ticks, once they latch onto us, they stick around awhile. A fully grown adult tick can cling to a person for upwards of 10 days. This is why, after treks out in long grass, we have to check ourselves for bloodsucking ticks that may have clung on while we were not paying attention. But most people don’t check themselves at all times of the year. Why is this?

Are Ticks A Seasonal Pest?

Although it is true that some ticks slow down and become inactive during the colder months, not all ticks are the same. Deer ticks can remain active all winter long. This can become a major problem if you have let your guard down and accidentally bring a clinging tick home with you⁠—because some ticks can be dangerous if not dealt with quickly.

The Dangers Of Ticks

Ticks are disease-carrying pests. This means they can pick up, carry, and transmit dangerous diseases from, and then to, people and animals.

Some common diseases they are known to carry and transmit include:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Babesiosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Tularemia
  • Heartland Virus
  • Rickettsia

If you have been bitten by a tick, it is recommended that you remove the tick using tweezers and store it in a baggie in the freezer. This may seem weird, but if you start showing symptoms, having the tick that bit you is the quickest way to know what is wrong.

Why Professional Tick Prevention

Because of the dangers ticks can pose to both you and your pets, doing everything you can to keep them off your property and away from your home is important, and the best way to do this is with the help of professional tick control. This will not only make your outdoor gatherings more relaxing but it will also protect your pets as they spend time outdoors.

Why Go With Aiken For Your Tick Control

Here at Aiken Pest Control, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence. This means when you hire us to treat your yard for ticks we get the job done right. You can be sure of this because we offer a guarantee that we will come back and re-treat if you find ticks after we have serviced your property. If that sounds good to you, contact us today! We would be happy to send a pest service technician your way ASAP to ensure that ticks are the last worry on your mind.