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What are ticks?

Ticks are external parasites that typically feed on the blood of wild animals, but unfortunately can also attach themselves to humans as well as our pets.  In Hawaii, due to our warm climate, ticks can be a problem year round.  These parasites are on a continual quest for a host. If a host is not available, a tick can survive up to a year without feeding. A female tick must have a blood meal before she can lay eggs.  After feeding, she drops off her host and lays thousands of eggs. A female tick lays one batch of eggs, after which she dies. A male tick also dies after reproducing.

Why do I have ticks?

The family pet is a popular carrier of ticks, as are humans, which unfortunately results in a tick entering a home. After feeding for a few days, a female tick will drop off of her host to lay eggs. Ticks seek out tiny crevices in which to store their eggs, which can result in a full-blown infestation of your home.

Are they dangerous?

Ticks can transmit a number of diseases as a result of feeding off both human and animal hosts. Although these diseases are not common in Hawaii, tick paralysis is a possibility. 

How do I get rid of ticks?

Attempting to rid your home of the tick infestation can be difficult and frustrating, as eggs can hatch months later, long after you think you have the situation under control. For the best results in combating a tick infestation, contact a professional pest control company, like Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions.  Our professionals will design a customized integrated pest management program that fits the specific needs of your property, one that is sure to get rid of ticks.

Can I do it myself?

The best way to get rid of a tick infestation is to prevent one from occurring.  Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about tick control products, which are effective at preventing ticks from getting on your dog or cat.  There are do-it-yourself sprays available at hardware stores and on the internet, but they are not effective and can be dangerous if used improperly.

Is the treatment safe?

Sandwich Isle pest professionals try to use the least amount of material as possible while still resolving your pest problem. We use natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional pesticides are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are EPA registered. Our service technicians will notify you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken prior to service.

How soon can you get here?

Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions is committed helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

What is the warranty?

If you are not satisfied with the results of Sandwich Isle's Pest Prevention Service, we will provide the necessary service at no additional charge.  After 30 days, should your pest problem persist, we will continue to provide service at no additional charge until you are satisfied, or we will refund half of your last regular service payment.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent, so most of our customers choose continuous tick control service to ensure ticks stay out of their home or business.

Where does Sandwich Isle service?

We provide service in Pearl City, Honolulu, Mokuleia, and throughout Oahu and parts of Big Island.