Ticks are more than just a nuisance. They spread dangerous diseases and can cause serious harm to you, your children, and your pets. If you have ticks living in your home, prompt action is crucial. You should be able to identify the signs of a tick infestation in order to keep the pests out of your house.
How to Identify Ticks in the Home
If there are ticks in your house, it’s possible that you may see the pests. However, they are often not seen because they are so small. You may see their eggs, which are commonly found under couches and chairs or on the borders of doors and windows. Tick eggs are generally small, brown, and laid in clusters.
It is difficult to see ticks in the home because the pests and their eggs are so small and tend to gather in hidden places. Unfortunately, most people don’t know they have a tick infestation in their home until the discover bites or find the bugs on themselves, their kids, or their pets.
Signs of Tick Bites
Ticks tend to bury themselves in hair and fur. For this reason, it is essential to carefully check for the pests after going somewhere that may have ticks (such as a hiking trail) or finding a tick in your home. You should also regularly check your pets for ticks, especially if they spend time outside.
Tick bites are often red and swollen and can have a “bulls-eye” pattern (in which the bite area has a circle of redness around it). Tick bites may be itchy and painful.
While not all types of ticks spread disease, the few that do can cause serious health complications. Lyme disease is one of the most common ailments that is associated with ticks, but ticks can spread other diseases, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Tick-borne illnesses may cause initial symptoms such as fever, rashes, and fatigue. You should always visit a doctor if you suspect that you have been bitten by a tick.
We Can Keep Ticks Away
A tick-free home is essential to the health and safety of your family. If you have a tick infestation or are interested in methods for keeping ticks out of your house, our pest control professionals can help. The proof. pest control team has extensive experience in various methods of tick prevention and elimination.
Contact us online or call (888) 658-5191 to discuss our pest control methods.