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We Know How To Control Tick – GreenLeaf Pest Control

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We Know How To Control Tick – GreenLeaf Pest Control

Learn Tick Control And Prevention Tips with GreenLeaf Pest Control

Tick removal tip | GreenLeaf Pest Control

Hey Ontario….Winter is finally here….

❄️ Snow has started and Santa says 51 days left to 🎄 Christmas 🎄, this is a magical time of the year. If you’re like my family, we are sick and tired of COVID-19. We are all feeling isolated, hate the social distancing and are upset with working and learning from home.

The very best thing we did is get a new puppy. I can honestly say that she has been the greatest part of COVID-19. Yes, something positive about Covid-19! It’s been many years since I’ve trained dogs. All of our bed bug dogs have now retired and our family dog Copper passed away in 2019. Although Luna is six months old, the amount of love and investment in her training is immeasurable. Luna is not just a family pet for us, she is a highly trained #Canada Goose hazing dog. How cool is that? She gets to chase geese, detact bed bugs for a living! In and out of ponds, running around golf courses, parks, playgrounds and beaches. Needless to say, I need her to be unbelievably trained, socialized and an all-around good girl.

That’s nice, what does this have to do with Ticks?

I found tick on me | GreenLeaf Pest Control

Luna and I are always active during training, work and our days off because training never ends for a dog. I have also noticed that more people are enjoying the outdoors more than normal. I see more dogs and people walking than ever before. Remember, deer tick can hide under the ice, and lurking in the shadows is danger; bloodthirsty, a forbidding 8-legged bugger…#TICKS.

At this time of the year, our main concern is Ixodes scapularis (a.k.a. #blacklegged or #deer tick).

In particular, This Winter, the left-over ticks seem to be making a run for people and pets. Deer Ticks carry #Lyme disease and other diseases too; including babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and a few rare but more serious infections.

Luna and I need to be ever vigilant. Remember, we are constantly in long grasses, forests and very humid areas in search of geese and adventure. We ensure that Luna is on a Vet approved tick medicine and I follow the below precautions for tick control & prevention services in Toronto & the GTA. Because Luna is usually filthy after work, she gets a bath and brushed for ticks too.

Tick Control Services in Toronto

Don’t worry it’s not all doom and gloom, get outside this spring! Honestly, we encourage you to enjoy the outdoors and breathe in some fresh air;  just make sure you have a good tick prevention plan to stop ticks from biting you and your pet.

According to our good friends at The Tick Encounter Resource Center the University of Rhode Island. The following pest control services will help you stay tick-free:

  • Make tucking in pants stylish
  • Spray shoes with tick repellant
  • Protect pets with quick tick knock-down products
  • Stay in the middle of trails
  • Do a tick check daily

The Author - Daniel Mackie | GreenLeaf Pest ControlDaniel Mackie aka Mr. Know Bugs is the VP – Quality Assurance at Greenleaf Pest Control. With over 24 years in the pest protection industry, Mackie is a Toronto, Oakville, Barrie and Newmarket pest control expert. Daniel Mackie is well-known as an industry go-to guy, an innovator of safe, effective pest control solutions, and is a regular guest on HGTV.  In his free time, he is an avid gardener and beekeeper. According to Mackie: “We are Protectors of Public Health”

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