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Ticks

What are ticks?

Ticks are insects belonging to the family Ixodidae. Ticks are parasitic pests that feed on the blood of other animals, such as dogs, cats, deer, raccoons and mice. Ticks are often found in wooded areas, tall grass, and shrubs.

What do they look like?

Ticks have flattened oval shaped bodies before feeding. After they feed, ticks appear larger and more rounded. Adult ticks are typically about 1/8 of an inch long before feeding. Ticks are usually orange-brown, to reddish-brown in color, but may appear blue-gray to olive when fully engorged with blood.

Do ticks bite?

Yes, ticks may attack humans and pets while looking for a blood meal.

Are ticks dangerous?

Yes. Ticks can spread many diseases to humans while feeding, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

What are the signs of a tick infestation?

Unfortunately, tick bites often go unnoticed. Carefully check over your pet for ticks as frequently as possible, as this is really the only way to verify that you have a tick problem.

Why do I have a tick problem?

Ticks cannot jump or fly. If you have a tick in your home it was brought in on either you or on your pet.

How do I get rid of ticks?

Ticks are very difficult to eliminate from a property. Any missed eggs can hatch months after you think you have the situation under control. It is recommended to call a pest professional should you encounter a tick infestation. Big Blue Bug Solutions has been providing effective, responsible solutions to pest problems in Providence, Worcester, Shrewsbury, and throughout the surrounding areas since 1935. Contact us today to find out how we can help rid your property of ticks.

Tick prevention tips from Big Blue Bug Solutions

Ticks are very difficult to prevent, as they can be picked up extremely easily right in your own yard. Regular services from your local pest professional is the best way to prevent tick problems in your home.

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