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Roaches

Prevent Roaches from Taking Over

Category : Pest Control

Cockroaches – anybody can become a victim of them, and nobody wants them in their home. Cockroaches are unwanted for good reasons- they contaminate food and food prep areas, carry and transmit many human pathogens like bacteria and even parasitic worms, and can trigger asthma attacks in people particularly in very young children. It is very important to protect yourself and your home from becoming victim to disease ridden cockroaches by taking the steps necessary to prevent them from invading in the first place.

Believe it or not cockroaches do have some good qualities; they are very robust and resilient and have survived long past many other creatures; and when found outside they are very beneficial to the environment- they break down and get rid of decaying organic materials.

Now time for their bad qualities; before becoming a pest in your home cockroaches were living in or traveling through sewers, garbage, drains, feces, and animal carcasses. None of those places are the picture of cleanliness, meaning that all the germs and bacteria that are on their bodies and legs will be in your home on counters, in the pantry and kitchen, in bathrooms, in cabinets and drawers, and on utensils.

Knowing how to prevent cockroaches from gaining access to your home is the best way to prevent your home from being taken over by these pests.

  • Keep cockroaches out of your home by making sure that any cracks in your home’s foundation are sealed, caulk gaps found around windows and doors- especially in basement areas, and install door sweeps underneath of exterior doors.
  • Remove garbage from the inside of your home on a regular basis and store it in a sealed container, preferably with a locking lid, outside and away from the exterior of your home until garbage day.
  • Reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Make sure that your home’s gutters are not clogged and are working properly to direct moisture away from the outside of your house. Inside of your home make sure to use dehumidifiers and/or air-conditioners to reduce humidity levels.
  • Keep pet food in plastic sealed containers, pick up and remove any uneaten pet food.
  • Make sure to routinely wash dirty dishes in kitchen and pantry areas, pick up spills and crumbs, and clean behind large appliances. Food should be stored in plastic or glass containers with tight fitting lids or in the refrigerator, not out on counters or on the table.
  • Inspect packages that are sent to your home before bringing them inside. Check items for rips, tears, and signs of cockroaches before purchasing them from the store.

Cockroaches are sneaky pests, and despite your best effort to keep them out, they could still find a tiny break in your defenses. If they have found a way into your home, don’t despair! The pest control experts at Schendel can quickly, safely, and effectively remove an infestation from your home.

Our Premium Care program provides initial interior and exterior services, along with follow- up quarterly visits to provide you with year-round protection against cockroaches and other common household pests. And with our Pest-Zero Guarantee- there is no charge for treatments that are needed between services! With SITA,  you can be confident that cockroaches will be eliminated from your home and that they will be kept out of it for good! For more information about our home pest control services, please contact us today!


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Bats in the Belfry: How to get them out!

Category : Pest Control

Ok, so maybe you don’t have a belfry, but more commonly you may find that bats have snuck into your attic.  If you aren’t that interested in sharing your home with the bats because maybe you don’t like the idea of bats defecating in your home, soiling and tearing up insulation or bringing in parasites like mites, fleas and ticks… then read on!

First, we like to start by saying that solving a bat problem is no easy task.  Truthfully, doing it yourself, while possible, is not highly recommended. Trained experts are better equipped with the knowledge and tools to safely and humanely remove the bats, which is done through a process called exclusion.  The exclusion process means that bats will not be harmed in the process.

Exclusion techniques include:

  • INSPECTION: Identifying wildlife travel routes. You will want to understand where and how they are getting in and assess the damage.
  • SEALING:  Bats have several entry points, so it is important to seal all possible active entry/exit points around entire roofline from gutter to peak of roof, including dormers, ridge vents, louver vents, flashing, rake boards and large openings.  By sealing off all the tiny cracks ahead of the exclusion will prevent them from getting back in.
  • EXCLUSION: Installing one-way doors at suspected exit points, which will be removed once animals are no longer present.  This is easier said than done.  Expert installation is required to allow bats to fly out but not fly back in.  Once bats are 100% gone the remaining holes should be sealed up.
  • CLEAN UP:  Now the messy part… because bat droppings and urine can cause damage like mold, corrosion and other issues, the contaminated area should be cleaned.  This can involving vacuuming, insulation replacement and more.  Of course, biohazard suits and protective gear will be required to protect yourself.

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Eco Friendly Pest

Green Is the New Clean: Eco-Friendly Pest Control

Category : Pest Control

Have you ever been swarmed by a rodent infestation, or been plagued by a horde of the creepy crawlies? Have you avoided calling a pest control company because you believed they were going to spray their nasty chemicals all over the place and make everything a toxic wasteland?  Well, think again.
SITA Pest Control Services understands the importance of both their mission of protecting you from pests, as well as their responsibility to be as environmentally conscientious as possible. At SITA Pest Control Services, we practice IPM, or Integrated Pest Management, as well as Eco-Friendly pest control measures.

There are six basic components to IPM:

  1. Monitoring: Regular site inspections, will allow professionals to determine the nature and the level of the infestation so treatments can be more accurate.
  2. Record-Keeping: This is essential.  It allows professionals to recognize trends and changes in pest pressure. Therefore, they should keep detailed records of activity for each location.
  3. Action Levels:  Pests are rarely eliminated.  It’s vital to understand the level of each pest, to manage pest pressures effectively.
  4. Prevention:  Prevention incorporates the existing structure(s), like patching holes in screens or walls, which is called exclusion. Exclusion is just as important as keeping places clean and free of the things pest look for, like food, water, and harborage (shelter). Prevention should be the primary means of pest control in a good IPM program.
  5. Tactics:  Under IPM, chemicals should only be applied as an absolute last resort, and even then the least toxic options are preferred. Furthermore, a carefully targeted application should be made to minimize the use of material and increase the effectiveness of the application.
  6. Evaluation:  A regular evaluation program ensures the success of the pest management program.

An Eco-Friendly approach is even more encompassing.  It is the kind of approach that helps ensure there is minimal impact on the rest of the ecosystem.

Being Eco-Friendly means:

    1. Insecticidal Soaps:  These soaps utilize the salts and fatty acids within them to target many soft-bodied pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, mealy bugs, and earwigs. The soaps penetrate the soft outer shell of these and other pests, causing damage to the cell membranes.
    2. Insecticidal Oils:  These oils work by suffocating the pest. The oil coats them with a petroleum-based, horticultural grade liquid, cutting off their oxygen supply. It is primarily used to kill the eggs and immature stages of insects.
    3. Diatomaceous earth:  DE is the fossilized shells of algae. Even though these fossils are microscopic, they have sharp edges and protrusions that damage the internals of pests.  The best part of diatomaceous earth is that it is not a poison at all, but controls pests due to its abrasive nature.

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Get Rid of Bed Bugs: What you need to know

Category : Pest Control

Hopefully, you have never had to deal with a bed bug infestation in your home or business. While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, like mosquitoes and rodents – the mental anguish, stress, and frustration in dealing with the difficult to eradicate bed bug, can create a tremendous emotional and physical toll. Not only are bed bugs difficult to spot, and can very easily be transported undetected; they are also very hardy and can survive extreme temperature ranges. Which is why,  if you do think you are dealing with a bed bug infestation, it is best to leave it to the professionals.

A professional is trained to inspect for bed bug activity, and they have access to specialized equipment, such as bed bug sniffing dogs and heat treatment equipment.  Furthermore, they have the training and expertise to manage even the most difficult infestation.  In truth, however, complete elimination of an infestation could take several weeks to accomplish, even in the hands of the pros.

Here is what you need to know about getting rid of bed bugs:

    • Hiding spots

      Bed bugs can be very elusive and smart.  They will adjust their feeding patterns to match your personal routine or sleep habits.  Plus, they like to hide in cracks and crevices such as in mattress seams, bed frames, nightstands, shades, baseboards, sofas, clothing, luggage, backpacks, and virtually anywhere people live and congregate and rest for periods of time.  Bed bugs prefer human hosts, regardless of social status or cleanliness.  They are often found wherever people frequently converge, such as apartments, hotels, schools, healthcare facilities, public transportation, movie theaters or any other public venue.

  • Clutter

    While cleanliness will not make you immune to a bed bug infestation, clutter can provide a lot more hiding places for bed bugs; which then can make it harder to treat.  Therefore, cleaning up the clutter is suggested as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan. However, it is a myth that you need to throw away belongings that are infested.  Most items can be cleaned and treated. Frankly, throwing stuff out can be expensive and may even spread the bed bugs elsewhere.

  • Heat

    One safe and very effective treatment option is Thermal Remediation® or Heat Treatment.  As mentioned earlier, bed bugs can withstand extreme temperatures.  However,  at 120º-140º F, it is lethal for all life-cycles of bed bugs. While this might sound like a do-it-yourself project, professionals have the proper training and equipment, such as heaters, fans, and heat monitoring systems to ensure all hiding places are properly and safely brought up to temperature.  While heat treatment is very low-risk and effective, often times it is recommended that a follow-up chemical treatment plan is used in conjunction with heat, to ensure any hiding bed bugs are eliminated.


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Save Your Home From Termites by Recognizing Three Important Indicators

Category : Pest Control

An untreated termite infestation can threaten the stability of your home. Unfortunately, termites often live and thrive in a house for months or even years before they’re discovered. Luckily, learning how to recognize certain indicators can help you spot an invasion before the termites can eat their way through your walls
Termite Droppings
Like most pests that invade our homes, termites leave behind droppings. However, if you’ve never come into contact with the insects before you can easily overlook this inconspicuous sign. Termite droppings, also known as frass, resemble wood shavings and are often spotted near window sills or in less frequented areas, such as crawl spaces or basements. If you believe your home is infested, and you’re searching for evidence, pay close attention to the nooks and crannies around your house. If you do spot termite droppings call your pest control company, immediately.
Hollow Wood
Due to a termite’s attraction to dark and humid areas, the bug generally does not feed on the surface of wood. Unfortunately, this makes detecting their presence a complicated process. If you suspect your home has a termite problem, knocking on your walls and hearing a hollow sound can alert you to an infestation. However, clearer evidence can occur when termites create galleries that run closer to the surface. The damage will cause cracks to appear in the wood. If you find unusual fissures on your walls, floors or ceiling don’t ignore them; otherwise the issue will only get worse.
Termite Wings
Termite swarmers are not a common occurrence, but when they are seen, it usually indicates a nest is close by. Flying termites are fertile males and females searching for a mate. While their presence outside of your home doesn’t necessarily signify an infestation, it does warrant an inspection. On the other hand, if you see them inside or you spot discarded termite wings on the floor of your house the likelihood of a nest in your home is extremely high.
If you’ve discovered one or more of these indicators in your home, please contact us today to schedule a termite inspection.


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Everything You Need to Know About Restaurant Pest Control

Category : Pest Control

Where there’s food, there are pests — it’s an unfortunate truth all restaurant owners face. The abundance of snacking opportunities, ideal moisture and temperature conditions, and sites perfect for harboring critters, creates plenty of potential for unwanted dinner guests.

Whether it’s flies in your dining room or rodents in dry storage, unwanted pests will be a bust for any business. A significant pest problem will even prevent you from complying with the necessary health department regulations to keep your restaurant open to the public.

Fortunately, most of these problems can be avoided with a few security measures and proper pest control.

(Not a restaurant owner? We have plenty of tips to keep pests out of your home pantry, too.)

Common Problem Areas and How to Protect Them

The main pest concerns in any restaurant are cockroaches, stored product pests (like beetles, weevils and moths), flies, and rodents. Once you identify the main problem areas in your restaurant, it’s easier to develop a strategy for managing pest infestations.

Outdoor Dumpster Areas

These places are an open invitation to pests if waste disposal isn’t handled properly. And once they’re in your garbage, it’s only a matter of time before they follow the food trail to get inside the kitchen — especially if you leave the door open for them to fly or crawl through.

To protect the dumpster area:

  • Make sure all bags are sealed before being thrown away
  • Firmly close dumpster lids when they aren’t in use
  • Clean additional food debris from the area

 

Drains and Cleaning Supply Storage Areas

Places that collect moisture, such as sink and floor drains and cleaning stations, are the perfect breeding ground for flies. Flies feed on any food left in these spaces, and where they feed, they will breed. Before you know it, you’re restaurant will be taken over by flying pests.

To protect drains and supply spaces:

  • Dry cleaning equipment before putting it away
  • Keep drains clear and free of organic matter
  • Store mops and hoses away from food preparation areas

 

Food Storage Areas

Open food containers attract cockroaches and ants, so proper food storage is a must. Your dry storage facilities and main kitchen space are at high risk for insects looking for a tasty treat. Cracks, crevices, and hollow areas in equipment legs are all typical havens for roaches, ants and mice.

To protect food storage and your kitchen:

  • Keep dry storage areas clean and tidy
  • Follow proper food rotation procedures (“first in, first out”)
  • Seal obvious cracks or voids, and try to block hollow areas from cockroaches or rodents

 

How to Treat an Infestation 

Some unwanted guests, like rodents and cockroaches, leave behind obvious clues of their presence, while others, like moths and beetles, are more stealthy. For stealthy pests, a few well-placed glue boards should do the trick. If pests have found their way into your restaurant, you have a few ways to send them packing.

Baits and liquid treatments can be a good temporary fix, but the full spectrum of drain management, as well as termite control, from a pest professional will provide a long-lasting treatment.

Keep in mind that steam, heat, moisture, and grease — all of which are found in a restaurant— can reduce the effectiveness of many products used to control pests. So proper application and continued follow-up is a must.

Hopefully the tips outlined here will help you avoid any major problems, but if a large infestation should occur or if you want advice on how to better prevent pests in your restaurant, remember to call a pest professional at Arrow for a thorough inspection.


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Avoiding Summer Pests

Category : Pest Control

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor activities with family and friends; like hiking, camping, playing at the park and swimming etc. Unfortunately, summer also provides an excellent environment for thousands of species of insects to thrive and multiply, which often times can put a damper on the fun summer activities that you have planned. No one wants to be bit or stung by mosquitoes, ants and black legged ticks while out hiking or camping, but the fact is that many pests thrive in the summer. These pests aren’t just annoying – they can transmit dangerous diseases too!


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Pest Control Services Provider in the Philippines

Category : Pest Control

Pest Control Services Philippines.

Your home is one of the single largest investments you will make in your life. Just like all of your other investments you need to be protected. When it comes to protecting your investment from termites, and other destructive insects, we guarantee a safe, effective and professional job every time. Through years of education, training, modern technology and years of experience, we will be able to provide your home with the best protection possible.

Our Company is an industry leader in the area of customizing treatments that provide the best protection at the lowest cost. We use every procedure on the market today and we bring unparalleled expertise in treating your home. We are the only company in the area that provides you with a choice of all current treatment options. We are ranked by many organizations as the top termite company in expertise in the world.

We are committed to providing its clients high quality pest control and quality services while creating livable environments for our customers. We are sensitive and responsive to our clients’ needs and devoted to their satisfaction. We strive to be fair, honest, courteous, and professional in all our dealings.

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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM), also known as Integrated Pest Control (IPC) is a broad-based approach that integrates practices for economic control of pests. IPM aims to suppress pest populations below the economic injury level (EIL). The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation defines IPM as “the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms.Entomologists and ecologists have urged the adoption of IPM pest control since the 1970s.IPM allows for safer pest control.[clarification needed] This includes managing insects, plant pathogens and

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Termite Pest Control Philippines.

Termites are a group of eusocial insects that, until recently, were classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera (see taxonomy below), but are now accepted as the infraorder Isoptera, of the cockroach order Blattodea.[1][2] While termites are commonly known, especially in Australia, as “white ants”, they are for practical purposes unrelated to the ants.
Like ants, and some bees and wasps—which are all placed in the separate order Hymenoptera—termites divide labor among castes, produce overlapping generations and take care of young collectively. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung, and about 10% of the estimated 4,000 species (about 3,106 taxonomically known) are economically significant as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests. Termites are major detritivores, particularly in the subtropical and tropical regions, and their recycling of wood and other plant matter is of considerable ecological importance.

As eusocial insects, termites live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million individuals. Colonies use decentralised, self-organised systems of activity guided by swarm intelligence which exploit food sources and environments unavailable to any single insect acting alone. A typical colony contains nymphs (semimature young), workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both sexes, sometimes containing several egg-laying queens.

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General Pest Control Services Philippines

Protecting your family’s health, home and environment is something we take seriously.  Flies, carpenter ants, termites, roaches, asps, mice and other pests don’t belong in your home – they not only pose serious health risks to family members including pets, but can also cause serious and costly damage to the structure of your home.

The Cat’s Eye King Pest Control Program is guaranteed to protect your home against these common household pests.  This program includes pre-scheduled interior and exterior services over a 12 month period.   If additional visits are needed, we will come out at no charge to you – it’s part of our guarantee to keep your home pest free!

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D.I.Y.  Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Expert Philippines

Your  Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Expert” saves you money on all of your pest control needs and offers you professional strength products to get rid of pests for good. Pest problems can become more than a minor nuisance and have the potential to cause major headaches. With some infestations, serious health dangers and potential property damage can pose a real threat to you and your family.

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Residential & Commercial Pest Control Services Philippines

FREE INSPECTION
We do a thorough inspection inside and outside your premises. Then, whether its ants, roaches, rodents or other common pests, we will manage any existing problems or infestations.

PEST IDENTIFICATION
Proper identification of pests is important when deciding on the control methods to be used. You will get expert solutions and advice on any existing pest, termite or other problems from our entomologist.

TREATMENT OPTIONS
Our trained Technicians will identify any existing or potential problems in and around your premises. We’ll provide a customized plan to correct any problems. Should a problem arise between regular services, we’ll be back.

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One of the Largest Pest Control Services Philippines

SITA Pest Control is one of the largest pest control services in the philippines, TERMIDOR a superb and highly reliable termiticide product of BASF, distributed locally by SITA Pest Control. Termidor is considered the best termite chemical available in the Philippines specified by topnotch Architects and Contractors as well as HomeOwners in the Philippines.

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No. 1 Supplier of Pest Control Products & Pest Control Equipments

Your Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Expert” saves you money on all of your pest control needs and offers you professional strength products to get rid of pests for good.  Pest problems can become more than a minor nuisance and have the potential to cause major headaches.  With some infestations, serious health dangers and potential property damage can pose a real threat to you and your family.

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Pest Control Services

We are the Leading Pest Control and Termite Control Provider in the Philippines. We are the only company in the area that provides you with a choice of all current treatment options. We are ranked by many organizations as the top termite company in expertise in the world.

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Bee-apis

Bee Exterminator Expert

Category : Pest Control


Bees in Your Yard

Finding bees in your garden or backyard is not necessarily reason to panic. Bees can travel long distances in their search for food. If there are just a few around, it’s likely that the hive or colony is quite a distance away, and you will probably not need to worry about bee extermination just yet. But keep an eye on the situation, as sometimes the first few bees are “scouts” who are scoping out a location for their new colony.

Bees Near Your Home
Bees clustering close to your home can be a red flag. Bees establish colonies in dark, cavernous places where they build complex nests. These homes of up to 60,000 individuals are usually established inside trees, but if they can get in through a crack or gap, that cavern could be within your exterior walls. Unlike yellow jacket hives, which only last one year, honey bee colonies are permanent. If you find honey bees entering and exiting a hole in your wall or in the eaves of your home, it’s time to call a bee extermination professional.

The Steps of Bee Removal
Eliminating a bee problem is more complicated than just spraying a little pesticide. In order to get rid of bees and keep them away, your bee removal professional should take the following steps:

1. Locating and killing the bees themselves. This usually involves targeted chemical spraying by your bee removal professional. 2. Removing the dead bees, honeycombs, or hives, and any honey inside the home. This is important because if left there, the sweetness of the honey and honeycombs will attract mice, flies, and other pests. 3. Sealing up spaces. By caulking cracks and cleaning thoroughly, a bee extermination expert can see to it that the bee problem doesn’t surface again.

Special Bee Extermination Considerations
The most important thing you can do to prevent bee problems is to keep from attracting bees. Garbage bins should be covered tightly so that bees aren’t attracted to the smell of sweet rubbish, such as soda cans, rotting fruit and so on. To keep from giving them shelter, fill all cracks and holes in the walls and eaves of your house, and make sure screens are tight.

It’s nearly impossible to tell “killer” Africanized honey bees from “regular” European honey bees. The main difference is that they are more temperamental, and defend their colonies more intensely and with less provocation. This makes it more important than ever to find a qualified, experienced bee extermination expert to deal with your bee removal.

Allergic reactions to bee stings can be quite serious. Symptoms range from itching and swelling to severe reactions such as difficulty breathing and loss of consciousness. Homeowners with children should be especially careful when it comes to bee removal.


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bloated-tick

Tick Pest Solutions

Category : Pest Control

Overview:

Most ticks require a blood meal for each developmental stage. They will insert a barbed mouthpart into the skin and “cement” their mouthparts to the surface where they will feed for several days. They can serve as vectors for several disease organisms. The following information will help you reduce tick habitats.

Actual Size: 1/8″

Characteristics:

  • Most ticks have hard bodies with dark colors
  • They have 2 body regions and 8 legs
  • The larva (seed ticks) have only 6 legs
  • The body becomes 3 times normal size when engorged with blood

Biology & Habitats:

  • Larvae and nymphs will feed on small animals up to 2 weeks until they are engorged. At that point, they will drop off the host and molt.
  • The adults will feed on larger animals which include humans.
  • Females will lay up to 6,000 eggs.
  • Ticks are attracted to animal scents and therefore will be located along roads, paths, and trails.
  • Adults will crawl up weedy vegetation, cling to it and wave their legs to grasp onto any passing host.
  • They are most abundant in June and July.
  • The brown dog tick feeds almost exclusively on dogs and can complete its life cycle indoors unlike most other ticks.

How you can modify your environment to reduce tick habitats:

  • Cut grass and trim vegetation regularly.
  • Keep pets within the mowed areas.
  • Keep items away from the property that may attract rodents and wildlife, such as bird feeders, acorns, berries, woodpiles, decks in poor repair, etc.
  • If property is up against a wooded area, create a 1-foot barrier with gravel along the property line to create a ?safe zone?.

Personal Protection:

  • Keep pants legs tucked into shoes, button and tuck in shirts, and wear long sleeves when traveling in wooded areas.
  • Apply DEET according to label instructions.
  • Continue to check children and pets for ticks especially around the neck and head.

Tick Removal:

  • If a tick is attached to skin, it should be removed immediately.
  • Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull gently.
  • Disinfect bite immediately.
  • The use of nail polish and Vaseline is discouraged so as to prevent infection.

Home Preparation:

    • The dog should be treated by a veterinarian in conjunction with the home, preferably on the same day.

– Products that contain Amatraz are the most effective.

  • Remove all stored items from floors, under beds, and closets to make treatment accessible.
  • Comforters and sheets should be washed and dried (high heat).
  • Steam clean infant rooms. Pesticide will not be applied here.
  • Remove pet food, water dishes; disconnect and cover fish tanks; remove other pets.
  • Wash, dry-clean, or destroy all pet bedding.
  • People and pets should be out of the house for 4 hours after treatment.