Professional flea and tick control treatments available for residential and commercial properties in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and nearby areas in Michigan.
Fleas and ticks can transmit harmful diseases that severely impact the health and safety of your family and pets.
Having a yard infested with fleas and ticks creates a dangerous situation for your family and pets. These pests are known to carry very harmful diseases that can infect both humans and animals. Some of the most common include, flea-borne typhus, tick paralysis, Lyme disease, and plenty more.
Fleas and ticks affect the health and safety of everyone on your property and must be treated immediately to avoid further complications. We provide pesticide applications for homes and businesses located in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and nearby areas in Michigan.
What ticks are commonly seen in our area of Michigan?
Michigan is home to many species of ticks, and all pose a potential threat when left untreated. They carry a ton of bacterial and viral diseases that can sometimes be fatal if symptoms go ignored. The five most common ticks seen in Michigan include:
- American dog tick
- Blacklegged tick
- Lone star tick
- Woodchuck tick
- Brown dog tick
Big Lakes Lawncare will apply 4 to 5 flea and tick control treatments per year. All treatments are pollinator-friendly and each application lasts about 30 days. We also offer an organic insecticide option!
Fleas and ticks can carry Lyme disease, Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.
Flea and tick bites pose serious threats to the health of your family and pets. The diseases these pests carry can cause major complications and should be dealt with immediately to avoid further issues. The list of harmful illnesses fleas and ticks can transmit includes, but certainly not limited to:
- Lyme disease- This is one of the most common tick-borne diseases in the world and is extremely prevalent throughout Michigan. Pets who are infected with Lyme diseases may show signs of walking stiffly, difficulty breathing, a lack of appetite, fever, and sensitivity to touch. Humans will have a severe headache, neck stiffness, rashes, and joint pain and swelling.
- Flea-borne Typhus- Though rats are the primary carrier of murine typhus, fleas that have come in contact with infected rats can spread it just as easily. Typhus also impacts humans more so than animals. Symptoms can include a headache, nausea, fever, and body aches, almost like the flu. After five or more days, you may start to notice a rash on your abdomen that quickly spreads to your arms and legs.
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever- RMSF is a bacterial disease that is mostly transmitted through the American dog tick, wood tick, and brown dog tick. It can affect both humans and animals, but you can't get RMSF from your pet even if it's infected. In addition to high fever, chills, and muscle aches, confusion or other neurological changes are a big indicator of someone having RMSF. A non-itchy rash can also develop that, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage to the body.
- Anaplasmosis- This bacterial disease can attack two different parts of your pet. One form of the illness infects your pet's platelets while another infects the white blood cells. Symptoms will normally appear after a few weeks have passed and will vary based on which form of the disease your pet contracted. Typical indicators will include seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and lethargy.
- Tick Paralysis- Unlike other diseases, tick paralysis is not caused by infection. The saliva in ticks contains a potent neurotoxin that targets your pet's central nervous system and prevents any kind of voluntary movement. Human cases of tick paralysis are very rare. Along with partial paralysis, pets can also suffer from poor reflexes, rapid heart rate, respiratory distress, and general weakness overall.
Prevent the spread of dangerous diseases transmitted from fleas and ticks with treatment applications provided by Big Lakes Lawncare!
Getting bit by a flea or tick could potentially make you or your family pets very sick. The best way to keep these dangerous pests out of your lawn is by applying insecticide treatments throughout the year to ensure they don't try coming back.
Our flea and tick control treatments are pollinator-friendly so they don't detract other insects from pollinating your flowers and softscapes. Big Lakes Lawncare is happy to service residential and commercial properties in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and surrounding Michigan counties. Fill out an online form or call a member of our team at (586) 200-0855 to request a consultation.