How To Avoid Ticks In Albuquerque, NM
Although ticks may be active all year long in New Mexico, typically spring marks the beginning of tick season. That means if you have plans to hike or explore in the Land of Enchantment or you’re ready to enjoy your own backyard, you’ll want to proceed with caution and keep an eye out for ticks.
Types of ticks in New Mexico
While there are several species of ticks in New Mexico, the ones that residents are more likely to see are:
- Blacklegged ticks (more commonly known as deer ticks)
- Brown dog ticks
- Lone Star ticks
Tickborne diseases in New Mexico
Lyme disease is perhaps the most notorious and feared tickborne disease in the U.S. and unfortunately infected deer ticks in New Mexico can spread it to people and pets.
Lone Star ticks have been linked to Tularemia and ehrlichiosis.
According to the CDC, brown dog ticks are capable of transmitting Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF).
How to avoid ticks when you're on the go
When spending time outdoors in areas where ticks are likely to be found, we highly recommend wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants. Keep in mind ticks will climb up your body looking for exposed skin in order to take a blood meal. After each excursion, you should inspect yourself, your children, and any pets that have been with you for ticks.
How to avoid ticks when you're at home
If you’ve found ticks in your home or on your property, contact Greenway Pest Solutions for help. Our flea and tick control in Albuquerque is a one-time service that is designed to eliminate both fleas and ticks and includes:
- A comprehensive inspection to determine the scope and severity of the problem
- Exterior flea and tick treatment that consists of multiple exterminating tools
- Interior flea and tick treatment if pests have made it indoors
- Installation of bait stations and monitoring devices
- A two-week follow-up service to ensure fleas and ticks have been eliminated
For even greater protection from fleas and ticks in Albuquerque, our pest control company encourages homeowners to sign up for our Premium Pest Control plan. This quarterly home pest control plan not only targets fleas and ticks, but it also provides ongoing solutions that stop ants and spiders as well as other house-infesting pests in New Mexico. Getting started is simple, request an instant price here or reach out with any questions!