TICK PEST CONTROL

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Ticks are known as ectoparasites (external parasites) because they live off the blood of other mammals, birds or reptiles, doing their work from outside of the host body. A Tick feeds by extracting blood through the hosts skin by piercing it and excreting an anticoagulant into the wound to keep the blood from clotting. 

Rather than actively seeking out a host, Ticks will ready themselves into what’s called a “questing” pose with their front legs outstretched, ready to grab onto a suitable host as it moves by. Once contact has been made, the Tick will start feeding within 10 minutes to a couple hours after.

TICK BEHAVIOR 

Ticks are found all around the world but thrive in warm, humid climates to keep hydrated and keep their eggs from being underdeveloped as they need moisture in the air to develop properly. Based on studies on the Tick, areas that contain rivers, deer, hardwood trees and sandy soils are more likely to hold a population of Ticks. Tick treatments are most effective against larger populations and during the early development of a Tick. 

THE DANGERS OF TICKS 

While the bite from a tick isn’t very dangerous itself, the real danger from a Tick is from the numerous diseases they can easily spread making Tick prevention incredibly important. Some of the diseases they spread are: Lyme disease, Colorado Tick fever, African Tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tick paralysis and more. 

While the diseases a Tick brings are undoubtedly a threat to human life, more often are cattle and wildlife affected due to the Ticks natural environment. 

HOW TO REMOVE A TICK 

Removing Ticks properly can be a bit tricky but it’s important to attempt a Tick removal as delicately as possible. It’s recommended to use tweezers to grasp the Tick as close to the bite as possible while applying an upward force to remove the Tick entirely. The key is to not damage the Tick in a way where the mouth of the Tick remains attached, not allowing the wound to close properly or not to squish the Tick to prevent any infected liquid from entering the wound. 

We also highly recommended keeping the Tick or any remnants of it afterwards in case infection of the host takes occurs. If this does occur, the Tick remnants can help determine the infection much more quickly.

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Ticks are known as ectoparasites (external parasites) because they live off the blood of other mammals, birds or reptiles, doing their work from outside of the host body. A Tick feeds by extracting blood through the hosts skin by piercing it and excreting an anticoagulant into the wound to keep the blood from clotting.

 

Rather than actively seeking out a host, Ticks will ready themselves into what’s called a “questing” pose with their front legs outstretched, ready to grab onto a suitable host as it moves by. Once contact has been made, the Tick will start feeding within 10 minutes to a couple hours after.

 

 

Tick Behavior

 

Ticks are found all around the world but thrive in warm, humid climates to keep hydrated and keep their eggs from being underdeveloped as they need moisture in the air to develop properly. Based on studies on the Tick, areas that contain rivers, deer, hardwood trees and sandy soils are more likely to hold a population of Ticks. Tick treatments are most effective against larger populations and during the early development of a Tick.

 

Tick Dangers

 

While the bite from a tick isn’t very dangerous itself, the real danger from a Tick is from the numerous diseases they can easily spread making Tick prevention incredibly important. Some of the diseases they spread are: Lyme disease, Colorado Tick fever, African Tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tick paralysis and more.

 

While the diseases a Tick brings are undoubtedly a threat to human life, more often are cattle and wildlife affected due to the Ticks natural environment.

 

Tick Removal

 

Removing Ticks properly can be a bit tricky but it’s important to attempt a Tick removal as delicately as possible. It’s recommended to use tweezers to grasp the Tick as close to the bite as possible while applying an upward force to remove the Tick entirely. The key is to not damage the Tick in a way where the mouth of the Tick remains attached, not allowing the wound to close properly or not to squish the Tick to prevent any infected liquid from entering the wound.

 

We also highly recommended keeping the Tick or any remnants of it afterwards in case infection of the host takes occurs. If this does occur, the Tick remnants can help determine the infection much more quickly.

 

For unmatched Tick removal you can contact MasterGuard Pest Control, Inc. at 262-408-2224.