Getting Rid Of The Pesky Blood-Sucking Ticks Of Norwalk

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When was the last time you were bitten by a tick? Today? Last week? Last month? For some, it has been over a year since they were last bothered by these pests. Regardless of how long it has been for you, we highly recommend taking some steps today to make sure you are not bitten in the future. Ticks are reported to be among the most dangerous pests in Norwalk and are known for spreading a wide range of harmful diseases. To help you keep ticks off your property, here are some things to consider today.

What Exactly Is A Tick?

It is easy to know about ticks but not know much about what these pests actually are. For instance, did you know that ticks are arachnids? This means that they are closely related to spiders. Unlike spiders, however, ticks are not venomous, nor do they have the ability to creature webs. Ticks spend the majority of their lives on the ground, hidden inside tall grass and thick undergrowth. In Norwalk, there are a few different types of ticks. We have the wood tick, also known as the American dog tick, and the black-legged tick, also referred to as the deer tick. One thing you should know about each of these pests is that they each spread different diseases.

Do Ticks In Norwalk Bite?

You may already know this about ticks, but these pests bite. Now, ticks do not bite people like other blood-feeding pests do. Where mosquitoes land, feed for a few seconds, and then depart, ticks can draw blood from their victims for days before detaching. This is why they bury their heads under human skin while feeding. If you notice a tick on your body, identify how long it has been there by its size. A more bloated tick may have been hidden on your body for over a day. Does a tick feeding longer make it more dangerous? Not exactly. If a tick is not carrying disease organisms, you will not get sick from it. If it is, it can take 24 to 48 hours for the disease to enter your body. Some common diseases ticks in our area spread across the United States are Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis. Some of these conditions are life-changing. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you might be sick.

Four Little Known Facts About Ticks

There are many things that people do not know about ticks. To help you better understand these pests, here are four little-known facts.

  1. Ticks get onto animals and humans by climbing up tall stalks of grass and reaching out their front legs. They then grab onto passers-by.
  2. Ticks can get into homes by riding on cats, dogs, mice, squirrels, rats, birds, and many other creatures.
  3. A tick can survive for over a year without a host.
  4. Ticks are more similar to scorpions than they are to insects.

What Can I Do To Remove Ticks From My Property For Good?

If you are looking for a reliable way to get rid of ticks in Norwalk, let the pest control experts at Insecta X Total Pest Solutions lend a helping hand. We understand these blood-feeding pests and we provide comprehensive control plans to help area homeowners keep ticks out of their yards. We also offer services to deal with other yard pests. It is all up to what level of protection you are looking for. 

Call us today to learn more about our tick treatment options. One of our friendly service representatives will walk you through our options and find a treatment time that works best for you and your Norwalk property.