Tick Control

Ticks can transmit diseases such as Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease.  Lyme Disease is the most common tick-bourne disease in the U.S.


Did you know that:

  • Ticks are blood-feeding arthropods related to spiders and mites.
  • Their primary habitat is wooded areas.
  • Ticks are usually found from ground level to about 3′ above the ground.
  • Adult ticks perch in low vegetation waiting for a host to come by, which it latches onto.
  • Ticks use carbon dioxide, scent, body heat and other stimuli to find a host.
  • They live from 2 months to 2 years, depending on the species.
  • The deer tick is responsible for transmitting Lyme Disease.
  • A tick has to be attached for at least 24 hours to spread disease.
  • It can take 5-6 hours for a tick to become firmly attached to a host.
  • It can take up to 10 days for it to become fully engorged with blood.
  • They can survive up to 1 year without a blood-meal.
  • The female tick can lay from 1,000 to 3,000 eggs.


Sterling Insect & Lawn Control can help minimize your chances of becoming a tick blood meal by reducing your tick population.


Call (207) 767-555 today to get started!