Flea And Tick Control
A flea is an insect; a tick is an arachnid.
Facts About Fleas And Ticks
- Ticks are arachnids. Meaning, they are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than insects.
- Ticks have four life stages: egg, larva (infant), nymph (immature), and adult (mature).
- There about 850 tick species, some of which are capable of transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
- Ticks feed on the blood of their host — humans, birds, reptiles, and wild and domestic mammals.
- Ticks may appear as a small dark speck on your pet’s fur.
- Tick infestations are more common in dogs than cats.
- Ticks are generally not born with disease agents. They acquire them during feeding and pass them along onto other animals during subsequent feedings.
- Pets may contract multiple diseases from a single tick bite.
- The brown dog tick and the American dog tick are the most common carriers of disease among dogs.
- Never remove a tick with your bare hand. Instead, using tweezers, grasp the tick close to the skin and pull gently. Pet MD
How Do You Know If You have Fleas & Ticks In Your Lawn?
It’s much easier if you have pets.
- Look for abnormal scratching, licking, or biting.
- Unusual red patches of skin.
- Hair loss.
- Pail gums.
- Flea dirt.
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5 Things To Know About Ticks & Lyme Disease
- Not all ticks are infected by diseases.
- Testing the tick is a waste of time and money.
- Lyme disease doesn’t always produce the hallmark bulleyes rash.
- Lyme disease is generally easy to treat.
- Several methods prevent tick bites.
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Deer Ticks & Lyme Disease
With over 100 species in the world, ticks can transmit more than 65 diseases: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Colorado Tick Fever, and many more. In the USA Lyme Disease is the most common with cases peaking in June an July. Â
Identifying What Type of Tick Bit Me
Black legged Deer Tick have black legs and are much smaller than Dog Ticks and about the size of a sesame seed. In the US Black Legged Deer Ticks are more common in the North East Region from Virginia to Maine, in the North Central states mostly Wisconsin and Minnesota, and on the West Coast primarily in northern California.
Symptoms Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Symptoms include fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, and muscle pain. Some may develop a rash. This is severe to fatal. If you think you’ve been bitten by a tick contact a medical professional.
How Do You Remove A Tick?
If you find a tick attached to your skin, don’t panic. Use fine tip tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible and pull upward. Do not twist the tick. If the mouth parts break off, remove them with the tweezers as well.
Ticks & Lyme Disease
The most dangerous tick species is the Black Legged Deer Tick. These ticks can be smaller than a head of a pin, but are extremely dangerous because they can transmit Lyme disease. Lyme disease has flu like symptoms and 30-50% of victims will develop a red bullseye rash.
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