Ticks can transmit diseases such as Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is the most common tick-bourne disease in the U.S.
Did you know that:
- Ticks are blood-feeding arthropods related to spiders and mites.
- Their primary habitat is wooded areas.
- Ticks are usually found from ground level to about 3′ above the ground.
- Adult ticks perch in low vegetation waiting for a host to come by, which it latches onto.
- Ticks use carbon dioxide, scent, body heat and other stimuli to find a host.
- They live from 2 months to 2 years, depending on the species.
- The deer tick is responsible for transmitting Lyme Disease.
- A tick has to be attached for at least 24 hours to spread disease.
- It can take 5-6 hours for a tick to become firmly attached to a host.
- It can take up to 10 days for it to become fully engorged with blood.
- They can survive up to 1 year without a blood-meal.
- The female tick can lay from 1,000 to 3,000 eggs.
Sterling Insect & Lawn Control can help minimize your chances of becoming a tick blood meal by reducing your tick population.
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