Backyard Bug Patrol Publishes Helpful Content On How To Be Safe From Ticks This Summer

July 10, 2019
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Backyard Bug Patrol, a pest control company in Great Falls, Virginia, has announced that they have recently published a blog post on how people can be safe from ticks this summer. The article is titled, “Take The Time To Be ‘Tick Safe’ This Summer.” The blog post provides answers to a number of questions from people who are concerned about tick bites. This post can be accessed at

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John Mitchell, president of Backyard Bug Patrol, says, “Taking the time to be aware of ticks could save you, your family and your four-legged friends from debilitating and potentially life-threatening diseases. The reality of the matter is that these tiny pests can have a huge impact on your health. Take the time to be ‘tick safe’ this summer and all year through. That is why we have recently published our Q&A post so that you may know the answers to questions that may be bothering you about ticks.”

First of all, there is a safe way to remove a tick that has attached itself to the skin. A pair of tweezers must be used to grasp the tick’s head and then this is patiently, steadily, and gently pulled upward. It should not be yanked out because this may leave a portion of the tick’s mouth attached to the skin, which may result later into an infection. After gently removing the tick, a disinfectant should be applied to the bitten area. The tick can be killed with alcohol and then placed in a resealable bag with the date indicated so that the tick can be classified later if some kind of disease or infection occurs.

Another important information that people may want to know is if the tick that bit them can make them sick. The published article points to a visual guide that offers a drawing of each type of tick and indicates where it is usually found and the possible diseases that it can transmit. For instance, the American dog tick can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Meanwhile, the black legged tick/deer tick can transmit Lyme disease and several other diseases.

Backyard Bug Patrol offers tick control services, among other pest control services. They also offer mosquito control, stink bug control, and green indoor pest control.

The company offers a tick control package, where licensed applicators will go to the home and barrier spray the yard. This will not only kill the ticks but will also penetrate deep into the foliage in the yard and coat the leaves and bushes. This serves as a protective barrier that repels ticks.

Also included in the tick control plan are the Tick Tunnels. These are recycled, biodegradable tubes filled with cotton balls soaked with the tick killing solution. These are placed in areas where mice and other rodents frequent so that when these rodents enter the tube, they will take the cotton balls with them to their den, killing the ticks that are found there.

Meanwhile, it should be noted that according to the Yelp reviews for Backard Bug Patrol at, the company has a 4.5 star overall rating. Most reviews are five star reviews. For instance, Russ H. gave them five stars and said, “These guys are great. Really keeps the mosquitoes out of my yard, and on occasion where there is a lot of rain, they'll come out again without charge as a part of my seasonal service. Super responsive and the office folks and techs alike are very friendly.”

Backyard Bug Patrol was founded by John Mitchell and Pat Durkin, who have both experienced the negative effects of diseases caused by pests. All five members of John Mitchell’s family had been infected by Lyme disease, which is transmitted by ticks. Pat Durkin had previously contracted West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, and he went through a difficult ordeal as doctors were not immediately able to diagnose his disease.

Those who require more information about their pest control services offered by Backyard Bug Patrol can check out their website at or contact them by phone or via email.

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About Backyard Bug Patrol:

Ensuring that children don't get Lyme Disease in their own backyard. We provide outdoor pest control services in northern Virginia to prevent mosquitoes, ticks, stink bugs, and ants.

Contact Backyard Bug Patrol:

John Mitchell
Backyard Bug Patrol
Great Falls, VA 22066
(703) 621-7116

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