The Dangers of Ticks
Like fleas, ticks are parasites, targeting warm blooded animals on which they feed. A female tick must consume animal blood to provide her with the nutrients necessary to produce eggs. After consuming her blood meal, the female tick may lay as many as 10,000 eggs. Ticks are among nature's most elusive and persistent creatures. After hitching a ride on your pet, a tick can lay dormant for up to a year until it comes into contact with another warm-blooded animal on which to feed.
Unlike fleas, ticks are not insects. Ticks are actually members of the arachnid family, which means that they are related to spiders, crabs and various crustaceans. Ticks present a real danger to your family because they carry potentially fatal diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Unlike other insects that sting or bite, ticks generally burrow their head into your flesh, emitting a small dose of natural anesthetic as they do so. This means that you may not be aware of a tick bite for several days. If you or a loved one finds a tick embedded into your flesh, see a doctor immediately to have it removed properly.
If you suspect a tick infestation at your home or business, call us immediately at 281-973-5620 to schedule your free inspection.