These past few years, ticks have become much more common in this part of the country, and that means there’s an increased risk of contracting Lyme Disease.
This terrible illness is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Early signs of Lyme infection include a red, bullseye shaped rash, fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes. Left untreated, it can lead to severe headaches, facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy), heart disorders (palpitations, abnormal heartbeat, various neurological disorders, arthritis, and in extreme cases it can even cause death as a result of infection in the heart.
In Ottawa in particular it has gotten so bad that Ottawa Public Health has stopped testing ticks, and advises that anyone who has been bitten should immediately start an antibiotic regimen so that they can ward off a potential infection.
This all sounds very scary, but we can help.
For maximum control of tick populations we recommend our three treatment program each season; one in the spring, one mid-summer and one in the early fall. Single applications are also available – contact us for pricing.
How You Can Help
Ultimately, having your property treated is the best way to prevent ticks from making their way into your yard, but taking the following steps–when combined with treatment–will help give you that extra level of protection
One place you should always feel safe is your home – but that can be hard to do with pesky pests moving in.
Don’t let them make you uncomfortable in your own home. With Green Unlimited Pest control, you’ll be safe year-round from unwanted house guests.
With our licensed and extensively trained exterminators on guard, you’ll get effective relief from many types of household pests, including:
• Mice and More!
We currently have three types of pest control services. You can get a single type, both, or all three – depending on what your needs are.
Our three exterior types of pest control services are:
1. Surface Insect Control
This application is done over the surface of your lawn and takes care of all surface insects.
2. Perimeter Pest Control
This application goes around the entire perimeter of your home. We spray from the base of the home to 3 feet out, and from the base to 1.5 feet up the side. This creates a barrier to help stop the entrance of pests into your home.
3. Ant Control
There are three types of ant control we offer:
Mounds: With this application we directly target ant hills in your lawn which you have marked for our exterminators ahead of time to get rid of these little lawn invaders before they do too much damage.
Surface: As with surface insect control, this application is put down on the entire surface of your lawn to take care of the ants.
Perimeter: We put the application around the perimeter of your home to protect from ants finding their way inside where they shouldn’t be.
Soil analysis test is done by a third party lab in Guelph, Ontario. It’s how we build lawns from the ground up – through science.