Ticks

What do ticks look like?

Ticks are small insects, similar in shape to a pumpkin seed. They can range in size, depending on their type, but are usually about ⅛” long. They tend to be reddish-brown or black in color. When engorged, they become puffy in appearance and turn an olive-gray color. In New England, the ticks you are most likely to encounter are Deer Ticks, Dog Ticks, and Lone Star Ticks.

Are ticks dangerous?

Tick bites are dangerous to humans, pets, and livestock. Ticks feed on blood and can spread dangerous and debilitating diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Where are the ticks coming from?

Ticks are found in wooded areas, especially places with tall grass and
shrubs.

How long do ticks live?

Ticks can live from 3 months to 3 years. The average Deer Tick lives for 2 years.

How do I know if I have a tick infestation?

After a female tick feeds, she usually drops to the ground and starts laying her eggs. Outdoors, these eggs can be found just about anywhere: under leaves, grass, etc. Indoors, ticks lay eggs along your baseboards, along the edges of your carpet, under your furniture, and around windows and doors.

How do I get rid of ticks?

Ticks are very difficult to eliminate from a property. Ticks can be picked-up anywhere and brought into your yard or home by you, your pets, and wildlife. And because they’re so small, ticks often go unnoticed. Tick eggs can hatch months after you think you have the situation under control. The best course of action is regular, scheduled visits from a tick control company like Debug. Debug can create a plan that greatly reduces the chances of ticks infesting your home and yard.

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