Ticks are 8 legged parasitic arachnids that feed on blood. They can be up to 1cm long when engorged with blood. Ticks do not jump or fly, but latch onto fur and clothing as they come into contact with it. They usually live in moist, humid areas and dwell in forests and tall grass waiting for a host. Indoors, ticks hide in cracks and crevices in your home.
Ticks usually feed on mammals, reptiles, and other animals, but if these food sources are absent, they will bite humans. They latch onto hair, fur, or even clothing and then bite into the skin to access blood. Ticks will burrow their mouthparts into the skin of their hosts, leaving the rest bodies sticking out. Ticks carry and can transmit over 15 diseases and viruses through their bite, including Lyme disease. Lyme disease, if untreated, can cause damage to your nervous system and even your heart.
Small red bite marks on your skin in places such as arms, legs, or other areas are good indicators of tick infestation in your home. You may also notice a tick embedded into your skin or the skin of your pet.
If you notice a tick burrowed in your skin or your pet’s skin, do not leave it in. Remove it immediately and calmly. Use tweezers when removing ticks. Using tweezers will prevent any fluid from being squeezed out into the body of the person or pet while the tick is still embedded in the skin. Grab the tick with the tweezers as close to your skin as possible behind its head and slowly pull the tick out. The tick’s mouthparts should be completely removed from the skin. Thoroughly wash and disinfect the tick bite site after the tick has been removed.
If ticks are inconveniencing the life and well-being of you and your pets, then Harper Pest Control has a solution for you! Our CleanGreen crack and crevice treatments will flush them out of harborage areas inside and will create a barrier around the outside of your home, keeping the fleas out of your house.
Call us at 1-800-782-8443 If You See: small red tick bites on your skin or the skin of your pets and/or ticks embedded in your skin or the skin of your pets.
Harper Pest Control is a small, locally-based, family-owned company that has been serving indoor and outdoor pest control needs of Orange County and Riverside County for the last 60+ years. We developed the CleanGreen method, a natural, non-toxic pest control that wipes out pests and protects the health of your loved ones. Our mission is for your life to be pest-free.
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