While enjoying the outdoors, the last thing you want to have to worry about is getting bitten by a tick. Ticks are small bugs that burrow into your skin and suck your blood. They range in sizes from as small as a pinhead to as big as a pencil eraser. They are generally brown, reddish-brown, or black and have eight legs. The more blood they take in, the bigger they get. Ticks cannot fly or jump, they only crawl. They often rest on the tips of grass and shrubs and when a host brushes against these areas, they will climb onto the host. Ticks can carry diseases and viruses, such as Lyme disease, which can be transferred to people, which is why it’s so important to identify a tick bite quickly.
Where To Look For Tick Bites
When it comes to ticks, they will try to latch on to you in discrete areas, but bites can occur all over your body. These areas are usually warm and moist including your socks or shoes, making their way up to your groin. If you brush up against a tick-infested area with your sleeve, they tend to make their way up to your armpit. It’s important to pay attention to the hair on your face and head as it’s easy for ticks to hide in those areas. Also, ticks like to attack behind the ears.
How to Reduce Ticks in Your Yard
Taking the proper precautions can help reduce the tick population in your yard and sometimes help you avoid them altogether. To avoid the risk of getting bitten by a tick it’s important to:
- Remove leaves and other debris
- Trim bushes
- Remove weeds
- Frequently mow lawn
- Be cautious in wooded areas
- Check yourself after being in wooded areas/tall grass
Contact Our Tick Control Team
At Family Pest Control of Connecticut Inc., we offer quality pest control services, including tick control. Our tick control services target areas across properties in the Wallingford, Cheshire, Durham, Middlefield, and North Haven, CT areas, especially those where ticks commonly live and breed. Our trained pest control team can spray your yard, targeting common areas such as grass and shrubs, where we know ticks generally await their host.
We have the knowledge, experience, and tools needed to get the job done and have helped many families stay protected from the dangers of ticks. When you are looking for insect or tick control services to help you defend your property from ticks as well as defend yourself from tick-borne illnesses, contact our pest control team. We can provide you with the quality tick control services that you need.