When people say, it is the small things that affect the big picture, it is particularly true with blood-sucking insects. That being said, you need to follow some methods of clearing up tick infestation in your home.
We are familiar with mosquitoes. Mosquitoes fly and buzz. More often than not, we prepare ourselves to repel mosquitoes. However, there is another critter that we have to be aware of. It does not fly but jumps, making it difficult for us to see them coming: the tick.
The tick feeds on blood and it is equally annoying when it bites you for your blood.
Scientists from Harvard Medical School of Tropical Diseases, Ohio State University Department of Entomology and Oklahoma State Department of Entomology have done thorough research on ticks.
According to scientists, ticks are small, very patient and amazing in their approach to locating their host/prey. Although they do not feed very often, they acquire disease agents from one host and transmit it another host during the next feed.
The insect-borne disease is obviously something we need to avoid. The scientists also shared that although the number of tick species is in the hundreds, there are relatively few ticks that interact with mankind and domestic animals causing harm.
Most ticks are quite picky with their host selection but some are opportunistic feeders and will feed on almost any accessible host. It is the tick that feeds on a select host group that will move infective agents within that group.
Now, how do we get rid of ticks? Since they are especially common in areas where there are deer trails or human tracks, then it is only natural to take the bite prevention method.
Use tick repellent and also dress up accordingly when you go into the woods. Make sure you put on a long pants and long sleeve shirt. The point is, not to expose your skin to the tick when you are passing a forested or a tall grass area. This is because ticks are fond of crawling up on you and this is very undesirable if your skin is exposed.
Remember, ticks can be found in an area where there is water, where warm-blooded animals come to drink, and in meadows wherever shrubs and brush provide woody surfaces and cover.
Ticks tend to bury their heads into your skin as they savor your blood. This is when they transmit the disease to you. When you notice this is happening, do not attempt to pull out the tick.
If you insist on that, you will only manage to detach the body from the head. The head will remain buried in your skin. That is when you will develop itchiness.
You can still pull out the tick from your skin with tweezers but this has to be done with utmost care. The tweezers have to be pressed very close to your skin to pull out the tick without leaving its head inside.
To know more about ticks and to get them removed effectively, better to call in a tick removal service to help you with it.