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Fox Pest Control’s Chicago Metro Area Tick Exterminator Service

Rats are large, disease carrying rodents, and you do not want them in your home. Particularly if you have pets or children, a rat infestation can be dangerous. They will come into your home and destroy practically everything, and touching a dead rat or rat droppings can be enough to transfer diseases to pets and children. In the warmth and safety of your Chicago Metro Area home, rats can live up to three years, and with the average female rat giving birth to 8-10 babies at a time, your home can be overrun quickly. Fox Pest Control is here to fight your rodent problems for you. If you have a rat infestation, call today to receive prompt service and removal.

Signs of a Tick Infestation

You might already know you have a tick infestation, but here is the most common sign tick exterminators look for in Chicago Metro Area.

Sightings

Infact, the only way to know if you have ticks is to actually see them. They appear like black or dark brown dots, usually around your waistline, around your ankles, or in your 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 vary in colors but 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
  • A mulch or wood chip barrier between your yard and wooded areas can deter ticks.
  • Stack wood neatly in a dry area
  • 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 at (331) 642-8744 for a free Chicago Metro Area tick control quote.

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Schedule IL same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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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.

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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 in Chicago Metro Area 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 a great tick exterminator like Fox Pest Control. We have what it takes to root these pests out of their hiding places and get rid of ticks once and for all.

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

Yes, they can be. Tick removal from your Chicago Metro Area home and yard is critical because they latch onto a host and suck blood over a long period of time, ticks can transmit a number of diseases, including:

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. Nevertheless, if you have a tick infestation, let Fox Chicago Metro Area come to your house to with tick removal.

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. In the meantime, call Fox for the best tick extermination treatment.

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 do find you have an infestation, Fox will send a certified tick exterminator -- in many cases that same day.

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

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 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 several times.

5-Star Pestimonials

We had issues with lots of yellow jackets in our yard and were worried about them stinging us anytime we were outside. We called Fox Pest Control on Wednesday and had a wonderful technician, Gregg, at our home to treat the yellow jackets on Friday morning! From the first call with Calder, we were able to get a clear plan to not only remediate the yellow jackets now, but over the next year, along with other pests like ticks, fleas and spiders. Gregg, our tech, called 30 minutes before to let us know he was en route -- right within the 2-hour window provided too -- and went right to work doing the treatment, cleaning up spider webs and debris. He was fast, efficient, professional and very knowledgeable. Also, as it's a pandemic, it was so nice to see a tech arrive with a mask worn properly and giving six feet of space without me asking, something I greatly appreciated for safety and showed great respect/professionalism. The pricing, quality and care given to our family was remarkable, I will be using Fox for any future needs and I cannot recommend them more highly!

Gretchen Fitzgibbons

Greg was great! very knowledgeable and willing to check all spaces for mice/rodent activity. Placed the proper traps as well as sprayed for spiders/insects in my crawl space as well as main living area and exterior of my home and garage. He even brushed the whole exterior clear of any webs and applied tick/ant granular to my mulch and grass areas. They will come back in 14days to check the progress. I Would defiantly recommend Fox Pest Control to anyone with an pest issue.

Ryan Hoyle

We've been using Fox Pest Control for about a year now. Our technician is Emilio **** and he is absolutely wonderful. Not only is he always on time, he's courteous enough to call when he's 10-15 minutes away to make sure we're ready when he arrives. He's extremely well versed in his area of expertise, and is always willing to go above and beyond to make sure our needs are met. He is highly recommended!

Ashley Parik

Robby and Kevin are professionals in what they do. I was surprised how understanding they were when speaking with me. My husband was the one who always handled the pest control.Now that I had to manage this account, I was explained in simple understanding terms. Excellent in their field.Thank you Maria

Maria Ines McCullen

Fox Pest came to our location on the 8th of January. Keith Calow was the Tech. He did a very professional job. He explained what he was going to do before hand. When completed he then explained the results. He did a great job. Looking forward to his return in 3 months.

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  • We insist on a triple check screening process to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • All Technicians undergo a drug screening and driving record review.
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  • You'll always feel comfortable and safe with Fox Pest Control.
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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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