Ticks can spread a number of diseases to pets and humans, including Lyme disease that it may pass on during feeding, or a skin infection where the tick bit you.
Often found near wooded and highly vegetated areas. Some species require moisture to survive. Females and males of most species feed on blood of mammals, birds and reptiles. Each tick species does have a preferred host, although most ticks will feed on whatever blood is available to them. Thus, ticks are known to bite livestock, humans, dogs and cats.
Once a host is found, the tick climbs on and attaches its mouthparts into the skin, beginning the blood meal. During this time, the tick will not detach until its meal is complete. Ticks can only crawl, they are unable to fly or jump. Ticks hide in places such as cracks and crevices in floors and furniture, under carpets and rugs, behind curtains and baseboards. Eggs are deposited in cracks and crevices of floors.
Flat, eight-legged and eager to bite, ticks are parasites commonly found attached to the skin of humans and animals. Most tick encounters occur in the woods or in grassy fields, and are often not immediately discovered.
In urban areas, the most common tick is the brown tick, which is especially prone to attaching itself to dogs. In the most severe cases, tick-infested dogs can die of blood loss.
Ticks usually live long enough and get around well enough to feed off multiple hosts. For this reason, they can communicate flu-like diseases from one host to the next. Symptoms include rashes, fever and joint stiffness, so if you experience anything like this after suffering a tick bite, see a doctor.
Ticks are not just a nuisance, they can also pose a serious health hazard to your family and pets. They can carry serious diseases such as Lyme disease and others. The key to protecting your family is professional tick control.
Regularly inspect your dogs (even if they are taking a tick preventative) and yourself for ticks after walks through the woods or grassy settings. On dogs, look especially on the feet (and between toes), under the legs, on lips, around eyes and ears (and inside ears), near the anus, and under the tail. Be sure to look under your dog’s collar, too. Feel for bumps all over your dog, and part the fur to check out any bumps you do feel.
Speak to your veterinarian to find the best, most appropriate flea and tick prevention product for your dog. There are flea and tick topical treatments, collars, and shampoos; each made to address specific needs. And in extreme conditions, you can try one of these sun and bug blocker overalls, which provide protection from biting insects.
Last and foremost, a professional pest exterminator is needed to treat the premise and put the tick infestation to a stop.
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