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Ticks, which are small, innocuous pests, can cause serious health problems for humans and pets in New Jersey. A tick can attach itself to your skin and begin feeding on your blood without your even realizing it. According to pest control experts, ticks are small in size and behave like a normal host. Ticks pose a serious threat to humans as they can transmit diseases such as Lyme and Tumors. This pest is found in wooded areas in New Jersey. Protecting your home or business against ticks is possible by understanding the behavior of this pest and taking preventative steps.
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What are ticks?
Ticks are parasitic insects that attach to your flesh and live off your blood. Ticks attach themselves by making a cut in your skin, and then inserting a feeding tube. Once ticks latch on, they can remain attached to you for a longer period of time. The National Center for Biotechnology Information provides a list of resources on ticks. They can be attached to your skin for up two weeks. Once the tick is fully grown, it will eventually fall off your skin.
Exterminators explain that ticks are dangerous pests as they can transmit serious diseases to humans. These diseases can lead to mildly irritated skin or severe symptoms like high fever and swelling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains a complete list of tick-borne illnesses in the United States. These include Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
How can I identify ticks?
Ticks are arachnids. Several types of ticks are born with six legs, but they grow to eight legs as adults. Ticks are oval-shaped and flat when they’re not eating. Engorged ticks can become larger and more round. Sometimes, their colors change. Pest World gives a breakdown of many tick species and points out the fact that some, such the Rocky Mountain Wood tick and Lone Star tick, become gray once they are engorged.
Exterminators explain that ticks behave differently to other pests. Ticks are attached to your skin, and can’t be removed by just brushing. Ticks stick to your flesh using the tube they place to take your blood. You must remove the whole tick and its head in order to remove it completely. To remove a tick from your skin, use a pair of fine-tipped tweezers.
If you discover a tick on your skin, get it removed as soon possible. It is important to note any symptoms that may arise from the tick being attached to your skin. The CDC offers a list to watch out for after you have been bitten by a tick. If you suspect you have been infected by a tick, it is important to seek medical assistance. You can identify the tick bites you received by calling the Maryland Department of Health.
Shield Pest Control is available to help identify potential tick habitats and activity around your New Jersey residence or business.
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