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In the South Coast and surrounding areas ticks and tick related diseases such as Lyme, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis have become a major problem. One bite can literally change your life. Mosquito related illnesses such as EEE and West Nile virus are also prevalent in our area as well.

G. Bourne Knowles can tailor your program for the treatment of ticks and mosquito's on your property. This in conjunction with the proper application of tick tubes or tick boxes if necessary will give you peace of mind and allow you to safely enjoy your time outdoors with family, friends and pets. Please contact us for a free consultation and estimate or to answer any questions you may have.

Tick Facts

  • Tick habitat is in shady, damp, brushy, wooded areas including shrubs and gardens.
  • Ticks cannot jump or fly. They attach to people, pets, or other animals that brush up against them.
  • Nymph stage ticks are found mostly at ground level. Adult stage ticks can be found up to a couple of feet off of the ground on vegetation.

Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Bite Prevention

  • Do a tick check after coming inside and tumble-dry clothes for 20 minutes.
  • Wearing light-colored clothing makes it easier to see ticks.
  • Use repellents; read and follow all label instructions. There are two types of repellent: 1. Products containing DEET may be used on skin. 2. Products containing Permethrin may be used on clothing, not skin. Use Permethrin to treat clothing (active through six washings), or purchase pre-treated clothing (active through seventy washings).

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