Ticks

Ticks – Where they live:

Ticks vary in color by species. Adult ticks can be smaller than a sunflower seed (over 1 cm long if engorged with blood), while tick larvae can be less than 1 mm. Common problem ticks include the American dog tick, deer or blacklegged tick and lone star tick.

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Size & Color:

Size: 1/16 - 1/8 inches in length

Color: Reddish brown to brown.

About Ticks:

Deer ticks feed exclusively on the blood of mammals.  Ticks climb on top of shrubs and grass and wait for their passing host.  They usually concentrate in transitional areas such as where a field meets the forest, where the grass meets a trail, etc.

Ticks climb to the top of grasses and shrubs and wait for a passing host.  They are concentrated in areas of transition like where fields meet the forest or where.

Ticks climb to the top of grasses and shrubs and wait for a passing host. They are concentrated in transitional areas such as where the forest meets a field, where a mowed lawn meets a natural area, grasses next to a trail, etc. They may also be found in the den or nest of its host feeds exclusively on the blood of mammals like humans, mice and deer.

Tick Prevention: 

Ticks also seek safety in hidden locations within homes. Repair crevices or gaps and keep grass cut short outside. Make sure to clear out any nesting as soon as possible as ticks are often found in nests. If you suspect a tick infestation, call your local pest management professional.

Tick born illnesses include:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Babesiosis
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Human granulocytic
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