Now that the weather is starting to warm up, people are choosing to head outdoors and do more activities. The change in weather is a welcome respite from the long winter months and people want to start enjoying it right away. The problem is that we are not the only ones that are enjoying the warmth. There are all sorts of pests that have been overwintering, hibernating or in an egg or larvae state waiting for the warmth. The warmth is exactly what is needed for them to emerge and start to pester you and your family. You have to learn that being outdoors you will come in contact to many pests but they can get in your home too! You want to do all that you can to keep the out as well as protect your home and property from them invading. Ticks are not just a problem for your furry family members like dogs and cats but they can be a problem for you as well. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines what you need to know about ticks and how to keep them away.
Where are Ticks Most Commonly Found?
The interesting thing about ticks is that they are a pest that is around all year round. Ticks don’t die off in the winter like other pests but will hide during the coldest part of the year. When the weather changes and warms up the ticks will come back out and start to feed. The ticks that were able to get a meal before the winter will take some time and the ones that didn’t will be in a frenzy looking for a blood meal. Now that the spring is here and the summer is on the way the ticks will be out looking for a host to enjoy a blood meal.
Why are Ticks a Threat?
The reason that many people fear ticks is because they are a problem not only for your pets but people as well. When you find a tick it is because they have burrowed into the exposed skin of a person or pet. They attach themselves and will start to feed on your blood. They are quite small and the amount of blood that they will remove is not enough to cause a big problem but that is not all they do. They are also known to carry diseases such as Lyme Disease and a new disease that is making its way called Ehrlichiosis. These diseases are a problem if you are bitten by a tick that is a carrier. The biggest difference with these two diseases is that Lyme disease will take hold after a tick has been attached for about two days. Ehrlichiosis can be transferred to a person immediately when they are bitten. Either way it is important to remove ticks as soon as possible.
How Can I Keep Ticks Away from My House & Yard?
When you are struggling with ticks around your home and property you can call for professional pest control services. Then be sure that you do a check on each person and pet in the home to ensure that there are no ticks attached to anyone. You want to also do what you can to cover yourself as much as possible when outdoors.