We know ticks can be dangerous to people and animals, but how does this tiny creature have the ability to spread its disease? Center for Disease Control and Prevention breaks it down to help us understand how pathogens are transmitted:
Tick-borne diseases can be devastating — even deadly — if they are not caught at the earliest stages. Even at early-onset of infection, symptoms can be similar to other more common illnesses (like the flu), and aren’t treated properly until later.
The American Kennel Club graphic below helps us understand the tick life cycle. With this understanding, we can know how to interrupt the cycle before ticks become a threat to people and their pets.
Ticks live in all 50 states, although the breeds and the diseases they carry will vary by region. Below are maps showing tick occurrences in the contiguous 48 states, and a brief description of each tick. All information provided by Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ticks are a nuisance and a potential danger to humans and animals alike. Mosquito Authority can help protect you, your pets, and your yard from ticks and the diseases they can carry.
We provide a barrier protection of your yard, by treating the parameters, preventing ticks from entering. We use a granular and spray application every 42 days, which coincides with every other mosquito treatment.
Additionally, you can help us help you by tidying the perimeter of your yard. Wood piles attract rodents, which are the primary culprits for producing infected ticks. Cleaning up those areas can help you avoid diseased ticks from infecting you.