Pest Identification for insects in Southwestern PA

TICKS AND MOSQUITOS

Blacklegged Tick/Deer Tick

The nymphs of the Deer Ticks or Blacklegged Ticks are largely responsible for the transmission of Lyme’s disease. Lyme’s disease is the most significant tick-borne disease in the United States.

Size: 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long


Color: Orange-brown body and dark reddish-brown head shield

Activity/Behavior: The larvae and adults commonly infest white-footed deer mice and deer. However, the nymphs have a much wider range of hosts. This includes humans.

Where They Live: Deer ticks or Blacklegged ticks climb grass and shrubs and wait for host animals. They are found east of the Mississippi. Typically, they live in areas between fields and lower grassy vegetation, along animal trails, and in animal nests and dens like woodpiles, burrows in the ground, stumps, logs, old rat and bird nests, and crawlspaces.

Tips for Control: Because of the various diseases associated with ticks, we suggest that the pest be left alone and avoided until a professional can tend to the issue.

How Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help:  Control of deer ticks or blacklegged ticks takes a professional because of the diseases they are known to carry. Also, many useful pesticides are not available to non-professionals.

Sean Rock Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA.

American Dog Tick

American Dog Tick is also known as the wood tick.

Size: 1/4" to 1/2" long

Color: reddish brown with white markings

Activity/Behavior: As larvae and nymphs, these ticks feed on voles, mice and other rodents. The adult ticks feed on large mammals including people and pets. They are most active in early spring and into the summer months. They live about 2 years. The American Dog Tick spreads Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick paralysis and Tularmia.

Where They Live: Dog ticks can't fly or jump. They climb up grass or other vegetation to hitchhike/ grab onto a passing host.

Tips for Control: Keep your lawn mowed and your bushes trimmed can help to reduce tick populations. A lawn treatment from a pest professional is also recommended.

How Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help: Control of ticks takes a professional because of the diseases they are known to carry. Many useful pesticides are not available to non-professionals.

Sean Rock Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA.

Lone Star Tick

Lone Star Ticks are rarely seen. As their name implies, Lone Star Ticks are from the south east states like Texas.

Size: about 1/3" long

 

Color: Females are mainly brown/beige with a white spot. Males have scattered spots or streaks along the body.

Activity/Behavior: These ticks transmit human monocytic ehrlichiosis, tick paralysis, and Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI). This tick also may cause a meat allergy.

 

Where They Live: These ticks are rarely seen on Long Island, but are common in the southeastern and south-central states. Lone Star ticks can’t fly or jump. They climb up grass or other vegetation to hitchhike/ grab onto a passing host.

 

Tips for Control: Keep your lawn mowed and your bushes trimmed can help to reduce tick populations. A lawn treatment from a pest professional is also recommended.

 

How Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help: Control of ticks takes a professional because of the diseases they are known to carry. Many useful pesticides are not available to non-professionals.

 

Sean Rock Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA.

Mosquitos

Mosquito bites are more than just itchy and annoying. Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases like west Nile Virus, Chikungunya and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Cases of these insect borne diseases seem to increase every year!

Long Islanders generally see two types of mosquitoes: Asian Tiger Mosquito and the Culex Pipens Mosquito. All mosquitoes lay their eggs in shallow standing water. Mosquitoes need a blood meal to produce eggs. They hunt for food by detecting body heat and the carbon dioxide which we exhale.


Asian Tiger Mosquito is a new resident on Long Island. This mosquito is active during the day and you might feel the pinch of its bite.


Culex pipens Mosquito is generally active at night.

 

Tips for Control: Eliminate stagnant water. Small amounts of water can sit in tires, flowerpots, baby pools, birdbaths, gutters. Door and window screens should be in good repair. Wear long pants and long sleeves. Use an insect repellent containing 20 percent DEET.

How Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help: Our mosquito treatments are green and safe for you, your pets and your baby! Our product is made of essential oils and has a slight botanical fragrance that dissipates a few hours after application. This product is applied to the areas of your property where mosquitoes are known to visit and feed.

Mosquito Monthly Maintenance
Sean Rock Exterminating can maintain mosquito protection with 2 applications per month. Our programs run through September.

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Scheduled 24-72 hours before your event our services will allow only your invited guests.

Don't let your family and friends go outdoors unprotected!

Sean Rock Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA.

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