Ticks Pest Control

What are ticks?


Tick Pest Control

Ticks, similar to fleas, are parasites that feed on the blood of living hosts. The most famous type of tick is the deer tick; this tick carries Lyme Disease. For ticks, it is vital that they find blood, without blood their death is a foregone conclusion, hence the voracious nature of their search and feast.

What are their habits?

Ticks hang off of various types of vegetation and get on hosts when they brush up against the plant that the tick is affixed to. For example, ticks love pine trees, so if an animal or human brushes up against a pine tree, a tick has just found a suitable host. Ticks can generally be found in a person’s head of hair, and on animals they can be nearly anywhere. When ticks have feasted, they will bloat so much that they fall off their host.

What is their life cycle?

Depending on the type of tick, they can live from up to 1 to 3 years. During that time, female ticks can lay tens of thousands of eggs. Generally, ticks need numerous hosts throughout their lifecycle and go through various stages of development. Because of the voluminous amounts of eggs laid by female ticks, getting control of the tick population in your area is critical to preventing an outbreak.

What damages and diseases do they bring to the household?

Ticks can transmit blood-borne pathogens along with diseases such as Lyme Disease. Because of the life-threatening nature of these illnesses, controlling the tick population in your area is a priority. Make sure that your property is tick-free by calling Safe Home Pest Control today for an estimate!