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Everything You Need To Know About Ticks

Ticks are like fleas or mosquitos — tiny blood-sucking parasites that can be difficult to spot. Ticks are known to carry and transmit various illnesses, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, making it crucial to protect your pets during the tick season.


What Are The Characteristics Of Ticks?

Tick color varies depending on the species. Tick adults can be as little as a sunflower seed (nearly 1 cm long if engorged with blood), whereas tick larvae can be as small as a speck of dust. Ticks have just six legs when they are larvae and eight legs when nymphs and adults.


How Do I Get Ticks?

Ticks are disease-carrying parasites that latch onto their hosts when the opportunity arises. They latch onto fur, clothing, or skin and suck blood from a host. Soft ticks often move from place to place on their own and invade homes searching for a host. The best way to prevent ticks and tick-borne disease is to avoid contact with ticks and tick-infested areas.


How To Remove A Tick From Your Body?

Ticks can be dangerous to your dog or cat. However, they have a more negligible effect on humans.

Remove them safely and effectively, grasp them behind the head with tweezers and pull slowly. Never squeeze or crush the flea, which can increase the chances of infection. Flea bites will likely cause redness or perhaps mild swelling. In some rare cases, flea bites can cause infections or allergies to severe irritation. If allergies are a concern, consult a veterinarian immediately.


Best Tick Control Program In Tennessee

Ticks — tiny pests that attach themselves to humans and animals — are a significant pain. When they attack, they can be hard to catch. And even harder to kill.

Ticks, eggs, larvae, and adults can all pose unique threats. That's why it's so crucial for you to call a pest control company that knows how to handle ticks: Jamison Pest and Lawn. We are one of Tennessee's most affordable services for exterminating pests. Our trained technicians will find and put an end to them, usually without the harmful pesticides. Call us today at (901) 452-1505.