Cumming Pest Control Services

Cumming Pest Control and Exterminators

 

Cumming, Georgia, residents know the value of the great outdoors. Comfortably close to Atlanta, but distant enough to feel surrounded by nature, Cumming is a beautiful city in need of some serious pest control. People’s Pest Control has you covered. When the great outdoors wants to join you indoors, just call People’s Pest Control for all your pest control and extermination needs.

People’s Pest Control is a different kind of pest control service. We don’t play any games with our pricing. There are no hidden fees or add-on charges. Just 4 simple pricing levels based on the size of your home. And with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, we don’t need any long-term contracts to keep our customers. Just hear what these satisfied customers have to say and you’ll understand why People’s Pest Control is simply the best!

Some of those other guys only cover some pests. They’ll charge $50-$500 extra for the rest of them. Not People’s. We include 99% of common pests in our basic service plan. And we’ll come back for quarterly visits to make sure you stay bug free.

 

Pest Control Information for Cumming

 

Cumming, GA, has a lot to offer nature lovers, but bugs and pests are best left outside the house. When bugs and pests find their way in, it’s time to get serious about getting rid of the invaders. People’s Pest Control is here for you when you need us. If you’ve get pests, chances are we cover them, with our 99% coverage of all common pests.

The closer you are to nature, the more likely you are to be exposed to ticks. The most common types of ticks in Georgia are the Lone Star tick, American dog tick, and black-legged tick.

All of these ticks have a similar lifecycle. They start out as a mass of about 6,000 egs. Depending on their environment, these eggs can hatch within as little as two weeks or as long as several months. The eggs hatch into “seed ticks”, six-legged tick larvae.

Once a tick is hatched, the seed tick will climb up a blade of grass where it will wait for a host. When it finds a host, the seed tick feeds until it is engorged with blood, then falls off the host. After it falls off, the seed tick sheds its skin and becomes an eight-legged nymph. The nymph again waits for a host, engorges with blood, and drops off the host. Once it has done this, it will shed its skin one last time to become an adult tick.

Adult ticks generally seek large mammal hosts, including dogs and humans. At each stage, a tick can live for up to a year while waiting for a host. A feeding tick is generally painless and the feeding can last several days, so you may not notice that you have been bitten by a tick until well after it first bit you.

 

Proper Tick Removal

 

If you notice a tick, prompt and proper removal is very important. Ticks can carry various diseases, bacteria, and fluids harmful to pets and humans. Incorrect tick removal can expose the host to more danger.

To remove a tick, the best tool is a forceps or small tweezer. Grasp the tick just below the head and slowly and carefully peel back the tick from the skin. Make sure to get all of its mouth parts. Avoid crushing the tick’s body, which can release more harmful bacteria and fluids. Once the tick is completely removed, wash the area with disinfectant. If anyone’s hand touched the tick, those should be thoroughly washed as well.

 

Tick Related Diseases

 

There are a number of diseases carried by ticks. The most common is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Early signs of this disease include the sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, and bloodshot eyes. If you experience these after a bite, see your doctor. A blood test can diagnose the disease and antibiotics are an effective treatment. While deaths from Rocky Mountain Spotted fever are rare, only about three to five percent of cases, two-thirds of cases occur in children under 15. So if a child experiences symptoms it is especially important to see a doctor.

Lymme’s Disease is another serious disease carried by ticks. The initial symptom is a swollen rash in the shape of a ring centered at the location of the bite, with a bright red outer ring and a lighter inner ring. The rash may take three to 22 days to appear after the initial bite. It is also often accompanied by joint pain and flu-like symptoms. The rash is not always present, so if any flu-like symptoms or joint pain develop within a month of a tick bite, seek medical diagnosis immediately. Treatment is most effective early on and becomes more difficult as the disease develops.

 

Preventing Ticks

 

Ticks love tall grass, thick brush, and moisture. Areas with low grass, little mulch, and not much moisture can be fatal to ticks. So your best bet is to keep your yard and the areas around your house clear of brush and keep grass short.

An expert from People’s Pest Control can also apply pesticide to keep ticks away from your home and outdoor areas. Call us today for a free quote.

 

Helpful Resources for Cumming Residents

The City of Cumming | Lake Lanier | Forsyth Herald

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