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The Answers To Your Most Commonly Asked Questions About Ticks In Allen

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Ticks are parasitic pests that feed on the blood of animals, including us humans and our beloved pets. In doing so, they are known to spread all sorts of blood-borne diseases that can have terrible adverse effects. As such, people have a lot of questions about ticks; after all, the more you know about ticks, the better you can protect yourself and your family from their possible threats. So without further ado, here are the answers to your most commonly asked questions about ticks in Allen, Texas.

What Time Of Year Are Ticks The Worst?

When people live in areas that experience diverse seasons, they are more likely to be exposed to ticks in the warmer months. This is because, through those months, people will have more freedom to spend more time outside enjoying the great outdoors. However, we here in Allen have warm weather almost all year long, which means that we also need to be mindful of ticks all year long.

Do Ticks Jump On You?

The short answer is that contrary to popular belief, no, ticks do not jump on you. Perhaps one reason for this common misconception is that other parasitic pests like fleas have strong legs that allow them to jump long distances. Ticks, on the other hand, will hang out on tall grass or in brush and wait for a potential host to walk by them. From there, they will latch on to their targets, usually without the host even knowing. That’s why it’s always important to check your body for ticks after you spend time outside.

What To Do If You Find A Tick On You?

Tick bites are usually painless which means that you likely won't be aware if you've been bitten. That’s why it is important to check your body for ticks after spending time outside hiking, camping, or doing other similar activities. If you do find a tick on your body, don’t panic. The first thing you will want to do is remove the tick from your body with fine-tipped tweezers, being careful not to leave the head burrowed in the skin. After this, it's important to be mindful of the bite: if it begins to look infected, or if you start to experience adverse side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

How Do You Prevent Ticks From Getting On You?

There are several ways for you to limit your exposure to ticks while out in the world and your own backyard. If you are going hiking or performing some similar activity outside, be sure to not venture into tall grass or brush. Try to stick to the centers of hiking trails so that you don't accidentally pick up any ticks. Additionally, you should wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin from potential tick bites. 

While at home, you can take some steps to make your yard less hospitable to ticks. First, be sure to keep your lawn well-maintained. Trim back any brush, bushes, or vegetation from around your property. Additionally, be sure to pick up any food such as fallen fruits and vegetables or pet food that could attract any tick carrying wildlife. 

For More Answers Or For Tick Prevention Assistance

If you have any further questions about ticks, we here at Adams Exterminating Company would be more than happy to answer them for you. Additionally, if you require assistance with tick prevention or control around your property, or with any pest infestations for that matter, we’d be happy to help with that, too. Our trained pest technicians are properly equipped with the required experience and expertise to effectively eliminate any tick infestations you may have. When it comes to ticks, being knowledgeable is key. Give us a call today. 

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