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What are Ticks?

Ticks are parasitic, eight-legged arachnids related to spiders, mites, and scorpions. Ticks have no wings and a single oval-shaped body region.

Their heads are equipped with a pair of sensing structures (palps) that help them detect hosts and a structure (chelicerae) that cuts through the skin of their hosts. In order to feed, they use a barbed structure (hypostome) to bind themselves to their host.

Ticks on deer have brownish-orange bodies and dark-colored legs. Adult ticks are around the size of a sesame seed before eating. They are called deer ticks because deer are their favorite host. In addition to deer, they feed on a vast array of other animal species as well as humans.

After feeding, lone star ticks change from a reddish-brown color to a slate gray hue. On their backs, female lone star ticks feature a single white spot. Males possess numerous tiny white dots.

Males have white lines along the upper edge of their bodies, as well. This tick species prefers larger hosts such as humans, deer, and dogs over smaller hosts such as rodents.

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Ticks Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are ticks dangerous?

Ticks are dangerous pests that can transmit numerous diseases to both humans and animals.

Lyme disease is transmitted by blacklegged ticks and is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks of the Lone Star species transmit tularemia and ehrlichiosis.

Why do I have a tick problem?

Ticks are difficult to eradicate because wild animals are continually bringing new ones onto people's properties where they live.

They are unable to fly or jump, thus in order to get from one location to another, they ride on the backs of their hosts.

Once they are on your property, they hide in dark, damp places and wait for a new host to come along that they can attach to.

Where will I find ticks?

Ticks are outdoor pests that cannot complete their lifecycles indoors, hence the majority of ticks cannot thrive indoors.

For egg development and hatching, the majority of species must lay their eggs in moist soil.

Ticks reside in tall grass, wooded regions, along the edges of wooded trails, in dense vegetation, along the edges of ponds and lakes, along road ditches, and near fence lines.

How do I get rid of ticks?

24H Pest Pros is the best option for removing ticks from a house or company. We provide quick response times and the assurance that your insect problems will be eliminated and will not return.

Our skilled pest control professionals provide high-quality pest control services utilizing the most recent and effective methods to eradicate ticks from your properties.

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How can I prevent ticks in the future?

Prevent problems with ticks by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Partner with your veterinarian to implement an all-year tick control program for your dogs.
  • Install a stone barrier between the wild regions and your yard.
  • Maintain a short-cut lawn and clipped plants and bushes.
  • Remove bird feeders that attract wild animals from your property.
  • You should vacuum the places where your pets spend the most time.
  • To prevent wild animals from obtaining entry to your home, you should seal all outside openings.
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