Exterminating Ticks In Southern California Since 1994

Tick Control in LA, Orange Co. & San Diego


Brown Dog Ticks

Brown dog ticks are one of the most widely distributed ticks in the world. There are records of its occurrence on a number of hosts. By far the most common host is the domestic dog, and the brown dog tick is virtually restricted to this host in the Southern California.

Tick Inspection

Your pest control service will begin with a licensed technician providing a full inspection of your residence and property to identify the tick infestation. During the inspection, your technician will identify potential problem areas around your home and yard. After the source of the problem areas have been identified, your technician will point out other potential areas ticks may be found and offer steps you can take to reduce future tick infestations. Your technician will create a customized tick treatment plan for year-round protection, using the most effective and environmentally-conscious wasp control solutions.

Tick Pest Control Service

We not only kill and control your current ticks, but help prevent any future tick outbreaks. Most tick infestations originate outside and your technician will focus on the perimeter of the home and outlying areas of the yard. In some cases, ticks may be brought indoors and your technician will look for and treat indoor infestations if found. Future service treatments will be exterior-only, without requiring you to be home or having to worry about scheduling conflicts. Griffin Pest Management offers Monthly, Bi-Monthly and one time tick services with no contract required.

Guaranteed Results

Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. If at any time you find yourself in need of an additional treatment between regular scheduled services, call us and we will return to re-treat your home.

Quick Facts About Brown Dog Ticks

Habits

Under normal circumstances in North America, all feeding stages of the tick feed on dogs. The adults commonly attach to the ears and between the toes, and the larvae and nymphs are often found in hair along the back. When the individuals of each feeding stage become fully engorged, they drop from the host and seek some protected situation in the immediate surroundings. For this reason, all tick life stages may be found behind baseboards, around window and door moldings, or in furniture.

Habitat

Brown dog ticks can be found outdoors in the southern United States during any time of the year, but they are found active outdoors only during the warm months in the northern United States. The female may deposit as many as 5,000 eggs in places such as between boards, under plaster or carpeting, or in other cracks and crevices.

Threats

A home can become heavily infested if the family dog picks up ticks from an infested residence, boarding kennel, open field, or similar place where other infested dogs have been present. Brown dog ticks can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever if left untreated. If you have been bitten by a tick, please report to a medical professional immediately.

Prevention

Some non-product techniques that help reduce tick problems include keeping grass and weeds cut short in thick-infested areas. Sealing cracks and crevices where ticks can hide, both inside and on the exterior of the home, will aid in management. Checking the dog prior to entering the home and removing any ticks found will also help reduce the chance for ticks to infest the home. The dog must be treated if the infestation is to be eliminated and the treatment should be performed by professionals trained in animal treatments such as veterinarians.

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We are extremely satisfied with this service. Our service guy Joe is awesome. He goes above and beyond to help us with anything we need. We never have ants and he has definitely kept the spiders away. Joe has also chased rats away for us and for that we are grateful. Well worth the money! Thanks Joe!

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We have used Griffin Pest Management for more than two years now and are very happy with the field techs (Daniel). We are scheduled every other month and given a time window for our appointment. Griffin has never missed their appointed time. The office staff (Brittany) is polite and accommodating. Our ant/insect issues are a thing of the past. We would highly recommend Griffin Pest Management.

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We have been pest free for over the past three years that Roy has been servicing our property. When we moved in three years ago we had problems with about everything form moths to roaches,ants to pantry pests. We are now pest free thanks to Griffin pest control and Roy.

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