Ticks and Bed Bugs… Something nobody needs to have in Orange County
Ticks and Bed Bugs… Something nobody needs to have in Orange County but they do! Do you know the difference between a tick and a bedbug? If not, see below.
Ticks are small arachnids in the order Ixodida. Along with mites, they constitute the subclass Acarina. Ticks are ectoparasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.
A pest people don’t think about too often is the tick. They vary in color and size by the species. They are generally found in woodsy areas and feed off the blood of mammals, birds and reptiles. They are carriers of many diseases including lyme disease. If you suspect you might have ticks we can help treat for them. Different Tick names are: Lone Star Tick, Deer Tick, Nymphs, Brown Dog Tick, American Dog tick, Gulf Coast tick and the Rocky Mountain Wood tick.
Did you know?
- Ticks are arachnids, relatives of spiders.
- Ticks live in wooded areas, brushy fields, and around your home.
- Ticks survive by eating blood from their hosts.
- Ticks can pass infections from one host to the next, including humans.
Are ticks dangerous? Check out the list of Tickborne Diseases of the U.S. here
Got ticks in Orange County? Call Today For A Quote: (714) 486-2637
Bed Bugs are about 1/5 to 1/8 inches, oval, broad, and flat. Female bed bugs tend to have a more rounded rear end, while males are more pointed. Females also tend to be slightly larger than the males. They range in color from mahogany to rusty brown. If you see a bed bug before it eats, it may appear to be almost pale or translucent, but after feeding on blood, its color will be bright red. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent and almost impossible to spot. They give off a ‘musty sweetish’ odor which can be detectable if there is a large infestation.
Preferred Pest Control handles a lot of bed bug cases so please feel free to call us if you think you might have them. The earlier you catch them the better. They are flat, reddish brown in color and adults are about the size of an apple seed. They feed exclusively on blood. You can find them in the cracks and crevices of your home. Behind the baseboards, under carpet or under picture frames to name a few spots.
At Preferred, we offer both chemical treatment and fumigation to help you get rid of your bed bug problems. We understand that bed bugs not only take a physical toll by feeding off you and your loved ones, but also an emotional toll because of the stress dealing with bed bugs and the stigma attached to having them. If you suspect you have bed bugs, call us today for an inspection and let us help you once again have a good night’s sleep.
Got bed bugs in Orange County? Call Today For A Quote: (714) 486-2637 or visit our bed bug treatment page here
Ticks and Bed bugs kind of look alike don’t they. Don’t worry, just give us a call if you find either in your home. We will take care of the rest.