Ticks are parasitic arachnids that feed off the blood of mammals, birds and reptiles. Ticks vary in color from red to brown. Hard ticks look like a flat seed before eating and soft ticks look more like a raisin. Ticks are most likely to hide in heavy vegetation and long grass. A tick is an excellent hitchhiker that will catch a ride on you or your pets as you brush up against the vegetation it is living on. Pet owner’s need to be cautious in areas that are commonly infested with ticks since they are one of the most common pests that affect dogs.
Tick Borne Diseases
When a tick burrows into your skin for its next meal, it can potentially infect you with a variety of diseases. They carry diseases including the infamous Lyme’s disease that can affect the rest of a person’s life. It is important that a tick is removed as soon as possible to avoid transmittal of diseases. Diseases commonly transmitted by ticks include:
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Lyme Disease
- Colorado Tick Fever
Preventing Ticks in Yard Yard
There are several steps you can take to prevent ticks on your property.
- Mow the lawn regularly
- Keep wildlife such as raccoons, skunks & other wild animals from your property
- Remove any excess leaves from your property
- Clear any tall grasses and brush from your yard
Tick Inspection, Control & Removal in Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Farmington Hills, Milford, New Hudson, Northville, Novi, South Lyon, Wixom & Greater Ann Arbor, Michigan
If you find that you have a tick problem on your property, the pest control experts at Knock Em Out Pest Control can eliminate the problem for you. Call us today!