Horne’s Pest Control Reminds Hunters to Check for Ticks

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Hunters need to take precautions to combat ticks, whose bites can lead to several diseases.

With hunting season beginning in many parts of the country, it is important that hunters check their clothes for ticks before that first time out.

Hunters have been known to get bitten and infected by wearing camouflaged clothing in storage since last hunting season. Horne’s has some tips on proper tick control, and washing of hunting clothes to protect from these tricky pests.

Ticks carry many different diseases, such as Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Some of these can take months to show symptoms.

Ticks can lie dormant for up to a year. It is possible to have a tick get on clothing, go through a wash cycle, be placed in a drawer or closet, and survive for up to a year. It is important to inspect clothing after being in the woods, to use very hot water and a full dose of laundry detergent when washing it, and drying it on the hottest setting. In addition, hunting clothes should be washed separately, as ticks can come off in the wash and get on other clothes.

In and around the home, tick control should involve mowing the lawn and removing the clippings, bathing animals with a flea and tick shampoo, and treating the yard and shrubs with an insecticide.

Horne’s Pest Control provides tick control service for both the home and yard. The price can vary depending upon the size of the area to be treated, but generally costs in the $150 to $200 range. Horne’s provides free estimates, but is also prepared to being service immediately. Horne’s believes it is the aptitude of the applicator, not the potency of the product. Therefore, Horne’s regularly sends its technicians to schools and training programs offered by the University of Georgia and Clemson University. They also complete correspondence programs from Purdue University. This training allows Horne’s to issue a four-month guarantee.

Horne’s has two locations in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S.C. For more information, call toll free at 888-467-6378, or visit http://www.hornespestcontrol.com.

About the company:

Horne’s Pest Control offers pest control solutions that combine the most advanced chemistry and targeted treatments in three protective layers. It takes the pest control battle directly to a home’s four defensive zones: exterior, attic, crawl space and interior. This pest control method stops a pest invasion at all possible entry points. Horne’s Pest Control also uses a comprehensive approach to termite control. Horne’s Pest Control has the most comprehensive damage repair warranty in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S.C. so homeowners can rest assured that their home is protected. Visit the website for more information, http://hornespestcontrol.com.

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