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Scientific Name: Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

A little about Ticks

Ticks in their adult lifespan are most commonly between 3 and 5 millimeters. They have a two-year lifespan and are considered external parasites that feed on blood from humans, pets, and other species. Thriving in areas all around the world, especially on warm and humid climates for over 100 million years.

Their lifecycle stags include:

  • Egg
  • Larva
  • Nymph
  • Adult

Ticks are an important pest around the world because they are disease carrier like mosquitoes. Some of the diseases they carry include:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Borrelia Minamoto Disease
  • Colorado Tick Fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Heartland and Bourbon Virus Diseases
  • Lyme Disease
  • Powassan Virus Disease
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis
  • Tickborne Relapsing Fever
  • Tularemia

Where do Ticks hang out?

Humid habitats are one of their preferred areas to infest. Normally they rest on untrimmed areas around the property, just waiting for a proper host to pass by.

Some common areas include:

  • Excessive leaf litter
  • Tall grass and brush around the structure
  • Rodent infested areas
  • Around groundcover vegetation like pachysandra
  • Swing sets or kids play areas near woodland edge

Ticks in the Larva and Nymph stage usually go for a small host like rats, birds, lizards, etc. Adult ticks are the ones we normally see attacking pets and humans.

Ticks cannot normally nest inside of a structure. If one is seen on the interior, it was most likely carried there by a host.

How do Ticks get controlled?

Proper full control of a tick infestation can take an average or two years. This is due to their lifecycle lasting so long. A proper pesticide for general pest control use will do the trick to kill the ticks. However, proper biology knowledge is necessary to know when are where to properly treat this pest. It is necessary as well to review potential host nearby to make sure the problem does not persist. This could mean additional control requirements like rodent and bird control solutions.

Opossums and the Helmeted Guineafowl are ticks natural predators.

Where can I find more about Ticks?

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • https://www.cdc.gov/ticks
  • Tick Management Handbook
    • https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/CAES/DOCUMENTS/Publications/Bulletins/b1010pdf.pdf?la=en

How can we help you?

GC Termite Control can offer you exterminate your tick control problem. We offer general pest control services at an affordable cost. We are here to help you resolve your pest issue in a timely matter. Contact us today at (619) 421 - 2101 or send us a message online for prompt assistance.