What are the most common ticks found in Illinois?
Tick species that are commonly found in Illinois are the deer tick, American dog tick, Lone Star Tick, and brown dog tick. The lone star tick is distinguished by a white dot on its back, which looks like a star, while deer ticks can be identified by their large size and adults brown dog ticks by their dark coloring.
How much does tick control cost?
Our Tick Management and Tick Prevention programs are designed to last through the entire tick season. Prices vary based on your yard size and invasiveness, but a typical Tick Control program is $300-$700 per year, with our Tick Protection plan costing less than $80 per month for smaller yards.
What month do ticks come out?
Ticks are most active in the spring and summer months. Tick season starts in March or April and ends in September/October, but it is important to maintain protection through at least October.
Ticks can live anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on the temperature and other factors. A female tick will lay 2-3,000 eggs, which can take anywhere from 2 to 5 weeks to hatch. Tick season is typically longer than the average lifespan of a tick.
How long do ticks live once they’ve attached to a host?
Ticks have three life stages: egg, larvae, and nymphs. An adult female tick will feed on an animal for 3-4 days, or until all of her blood is absorbed. Tick control measures should be in place before the tick has a chance to attach to your family pet.
How can I tell if my dog/cat has been bit by a tick?
The most common symptoms are lethargic behavior, loss of appetite, and decreased energy levels – but it can also be difficult to spot a tick bite. Tick removal is recommended if you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet.