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The Secrets Out! How To Keep Ticks Away From Your Nashville Home

August 20, 2022

Part of the allure of living in Nashville is the tree-covered, dense mountains. Nashville is in an area full of lush green vegetation and forests with plenty of hiking trails. Most of us have homes with yards next to forests and fields that provide a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. Although the area delivers a country environment with big-city amenities, the lush vegetation gives ticks in Nashville ideal conditions. 

If you find ticks on your body after enjoying time on your property, you need the Nashville pest control team from Cima Solutions. For over a decade, we have been providing eco-friendly pest control to eliminate pests like ticks from properties. If you have ticks on your lawn, we can remove them. 

Does Longer Grass Attract Ticks?

It is common to find ticks in the grass, especially the longer grasses, because taller grass provides a cooler, moist, and shaded environment. Ticks also prefer tall grass because higher grass gives them access to potential hosts as they travel by. Another perk of long grass is that it attracts rodents like mice, and ticks use animals as hosts.  

How To Tell If There's A Tick Infestation In Your Yard

If you find one tick, will there be more? More than likely, the presence of one tick means many more are in the yard. Ticks common in the Nashville area are the deer tick, lone star tick, and dog tick. When a female American dog tick begins to lay eggs, she will produce up to 6,500 eggs over one month. The larvae (baby ticks) can survive over a year without a blood meal. Females of another common tick, the brown dog tick, produces 1,000 to 3,000 eggs each! 

Another sign of a tick infestation in the yard is family members experiencing symptoms of the various illnesses ticks carry. When diseases caused by ticks infect people, they can experience headaches, body aches, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, and other flu-like symptoms. If family members encounter these symptoms consistently, it may be because of tick bites. 

Lyme Time: Diseases Ticks In Nashville Can Spread

Some of the different types of ticks in Nashville transmit the same diseases, and other tick species carry diseases unique to them. For example, the dog ticks like the American dog and brown dog tick may transmit Rocky Mountain. Furthermore, dog ticks are vectors for canine diseases like canine ehrlichiosis and canine babesia. 

Another tick in Nashville, the lone star tick, transmits other diseases like ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, and southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI). Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, can infect people with the same diseases as the lone star tick plus: anaplasmosis, B. miyamotoidisease, babesiosis, and Powassan virus.

Of the ticks in Nashville, the deer tick are the ticks that carry Lyme disease. An indication of a Lyme disease infection is the tick bite ring resembling a bullseye around the wound. This disease often has the same symptoms as other infections. If not treated, it can spread to the nervous system and heart; seek medical attention immediately.

Total Tick Control Made Easy In Nashville

If you find a tick on your body after an evening outside enjoying your property, you need the best tick control company in Nashville, Cima Solutions. We will identify the tick species infesting your yard and develop a custom strategy to eliminate them. Upon approval, our pest control experts will treat your property and remove the ticks. We will also identify ways you can prevent ticks from returning in the future. Contact us today and request your free inspection.