Many times, you hear professionals and products mention both fleas and ticks as if they are the same creature. This is, in fact, not the case ticks are their own species and are more closely related to arachnids.
Ticks are small and latch onto their victims by detecting things like vibrations, body odor, moisture, and heat. Soft bodied ticks tend to latch onto prey and stay latched while hard bodied ticks have questing behaviors and may move from one host to another in search of food.
So that you know what to expect, let’s look at some of the different types of ticks that a licensed tick extermination company pensacola can get rid of if they are plaguing your property.
This tick typically attempts to feed on dogs, but they may go for humans as a secondary source of food. This tick species is particularly dangerous, as it may transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever when it stays latched onto an organism for over 24 hours. You are more likely to see these when you live in an area east of the Rocky Mountains and they are more active when the weather is warm.
The deer tick, also known as the Blacklegged Tick, is found throughout the northeastern part of the United States. It is most active from October to May and do not have eyes, though they remain sharp at spotting prey. They can transmit diseases like Anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, and Babesiosis, all of which require treatment.
These two common species of tick are two you need to look out for, as they may carry diseases that can be transmitted if they are left to feed on household pets and family members. Check yourself each time you are outdoors to make sure ticks have not latched onto you.