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Proper Tick Removal

To remove a tick use a small set of tweezers: grab the head, pulling slowly and steadily. There are a number of manufacturers that have produced tweezers specifically for tick removal.

Crushing or irritating the tick using heat or chemicals should be avoided, because these methods may cause it to regurgitate its stomach contents into the skin, increasing the possibility of infection. Prompt removal is important; infection generally takes an extended period of time - over 24 hours for Lyme disease alone. An effective method involves carving the end of a small stick into a flat blade resembling a screwdriver, but with a small notch in the end. This tool is especially useful removing ticks from dogs.

It is commonly claimed that petroleum jelly placed on the tick will clogs the animal’s breathing passages and cause it to de-attach itself. However, many medical authorities advise against this and other "smothering"" approaches as ticks only breathe a few times per hour and feeding may thus continue for some time, and because these approaches may irritate the tick to the point of regurgitation.

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Tick Control Service

Now providing tick control services to Corona, Ontario and Riverside!

Ticks are common parasites found in southern California. In order to thrive, they need thick brush and a large population of hosts in the area. The tick will wait for a potential host on an extended branch and as the host walks by, the tick is then transferred to the host. Ticks will cut a small hole in the host’s skin and feed off of the blood. Ticks do not discriminate, and can be found on animals as well as humans. If exposed, ticks can carry and transfer bacteria and disease to their hosts.

How does Southland Pest Control treat a Tick infestation?

To treat a tick infestation, a Southland Pest Control technician will start by inspecting your property. Once the source of the problem has been identified, the technician will treat the exterior area using a broadcast spray. The interior of the home will be treated along the perimeter using a low impact chemical treatment.


All work performed by Southland Pest Control is guaranteed. For the best guaranteed results, Southland Pest Control recommends beginning a preventative maintenance program after your first service to prevent future infestations. Our preventative maintenance service is available on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.