Deer Ticks Pest Control
Difference of deer ticks and dog ticks
Deer ticks can carry germs that cause disease while dog ticks are not known to carry germs.Deer ticks are smaller than dog ticks.Deer ticks are most active in the spring, summer and fall while dog ticks are most active in spring and summer months only.
How long deer ticks can survive in the house?
Unfed deer ticks can’t survive for 24 hours. However, ticks on moist clothing in a laundry basket can survive 2 to 3 days. Ticks that have taken a blood meal may survive a bit longer.
Signs of Deer ticks Infestation
Pets are number carriers of ticks. So, if you have a pet in your home it is possible to have a tick infestation as they require blood from human or animals to survive.
Facts about Deer ticks
- Only adult females and nymphs can transmit infections through their bite.
- Only infected deer ticks that have fed on infected mammals like white-footed mice are the carrier of disease like the lyme disease.
- Deer ticks are slow eater.It takes up to five days to complete their meal.
- It takes one or two days to transmit the disease. That’s why if your a pet lover you should often check your body too.
- Deer ticks only crawl in your body like when you brush up against where they are.
- Deer ticks likes a humid environment.
Tips to prevent Lyme disease
- Avoid going to the woods with high grass.
- Use insect repellent.
- Wear clothes that cover most of your body like pants and long sleeves tops.
- Wear light-colored clothes so it is easier to see the tick or any insects that might crawl on you.
- Always take shower after staying outdoors.
- Remove the tick quickly and correctly by using tweezers.
- If you have a pet like dogs, use a product to prevent ticks on your pets prescribed by a veterinarian.