During winter we all will be staying at home and hesitate to go out. When the climate is warmer it will be good to come out from home and have a nice breath. Not only humans, the insects like ticks also hide during winter and come out to spread deadly diseases. Ticks are very tiny species and stick to the skin of humans and animals to suck the blood. Their favorite place is the back of the neck, which is hard to find when you have long hair. They are the major cause of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and Lyme disease, which are deadly when untreated. In this article, we will discuss the dangers posed by ticks and their prevention methods.
Types of Ticks and Dangers Caused by Them
There are different types of ticks whose behavior and appearance will be different. Let’s talk ticks, but they are common in spreading deadly diseases. The different types of danger causing ticks are,
• Blacklegged (Deer) Tick
• American Dog Tick
• Brown Dog Tick
• Lone Star Tick
• Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
The ticks have black legs as their names and these are famous for spreading the deadly Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and human babesiosis. Fever, headache, fatigue, and eye-shaped skin rashes are the symptoms of Lyme disease. This disease will damage the heart, joints, and nervous system of the human body.
American Dog Tick
American Dog Ticks are majorly found in North America which are the major cause of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularaemia. Fever, headache, muscle ache are the major symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The rashes will be spread over the body within 2 to 4 days of bite when untreated. Tularaemia is a disease spread from rodents, and these American Dog Ticks can also spread this deadly disease.
Brown Dog Tick
These are similar to the American Dog Ticks, but they are unique in colour. Their major target is dogs, which can spread deadly tick-borne diseases like rocky mountain fever, canine ehrlichiosis, and canine babesia. They will bite humans in the absence of canines and cause severe skin allergies.
Lone Star Tick
Lone Star Tick is famous for the single spot in its back, but it can be found only in female ticks. These ticks will target humans more than any other tick species. They are the vectors of many diseases like Heartland Virus, Bourbon Virus, tularaemia, and Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI).
Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
The Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks are found near the rocky mountain areas and also feed in wood. They are the major cause of rocky mountain spotted fever, which is a deadly disease if untreated.
Prevention Methods to Avoid Tick Bites
Below listed are some of the natural pest control methods to prevent yourself from ticks. If you found the population is high, then you should hire a professional pest control service. This will help you to get rid of the ticks and prevent yourself from the dangers caused by ticks. Follow up the below-listed techniques to avoid tick bites,
• Always prefer full hand, and fully covered pants and cover your feet with shoes
• Choose light colour dress helps to identify the ticks if available
• Try to have Tick repellent which contains at least 20% DEET
• Clear all the bushes and weeds in your backyard to keep it tick-free
• Always search for the presence of ticks when you spend your time outside or in an organic garden area.
• Hire a professional pest control service where the experts will help you in eliminating the presence of ticks from your house.