Deer Tick

It is time for the bug of the week, and this time around it is the deer tick. As always, we will show you how to identify them and what we do to treat them.

FUN FACTS
1.) Deer ticks carry Lyme Disease and are responsible for more than three million cases of the disease in the US alone.
2.) Ticks are arachnids, making them more closely related to spiders and scorpions than insects.
3. Ticks can take up to three years to fully mature and reproduce.

IDENTIFICATION
Deer ticks have eight legs as an adult, are orange-ish brown in color, and have an oval shaped body. Adults are roughly the size of a sesame seed.

HOW WE TREAT
When a tick problem has been identified, we apply a granular treatment to the yard. We focus especially in shaded areas such as tall grass and beneath trees.

If you have noticed ticks in your yard or on your pets, give us a call at 405-395-4399 for a FREE estimate.

Bug of the Month!

July's Bug of the Month is is the wolf spider! As always, we are going to give some fun facts, show you how to identify, and how we treat the problem.

FUN FACTS
1. Living up to its namesake, the wolf spider is a predatory spider that stalks its prey. It does not spin webs.
2. Unlike humans, wolf spiders can't move their eyes. They have to turn their whole body to see in a different direction.
3. The wolf spider is non-aggressive, but will strike if provoked.

IDENTIFICATION
A picture is attached. They can be anywhere from .25 to 2 inches long. They are hairy with 8 long legs. They are brown in coloration with lighter stripes.

HOW WE TREAT
We will apply our top-of-the-line product to corners, cracks, crevices, and everywhere else in your home that wolf spiders like to hide. In addition, we will apply a barrier treatment to the outside of the home as well as spread granular bait in the yard.

If you are seeing wolf spiders or ANY other pest issues in your home, please call our office at 405-395-4399 for a FREE estimate.