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Ticks

What are ticks

Ticks are small arachnids that live primarily outdoors and are related to spiders and scorpions. Ticks are parasitic pests that feed on the blood of people and animals; blood is their sole source of food and necessary for them to complete their life cycle. These small parasites are unable to fly or jump but rather move onto their hosts by crawling. They typically wait in a grassy area for a suitable host to come by and brush past them and then climb onto the passing animals. Ticks spend most of their lives on an animal host.

Ticks have four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. After the egg hatches, the tiny larva (about the size of a seed) finds and feeds on an appropriate host then falls off that host. The larva develops (molts) into a larger nymph. The nymph then finds and feeds on a new host, falls off, and then molts into an adult. The adult tick finds a final host to feed on; after feeding, the female falls from their host and lays her eggs in damp soil.

The most frequent tick species that people come across in their yards or while spending time in an outdoor area are dog ticks, deer ticks, lone star ticks, and American dog ticks. 

The main characteristics of ticks include:

  • An oval-shaped body that swells and expands in size after the tick consumes a blood meal.
  • Nymphs have six legs, and adults have eight legs.
  • The lack of both antennae and wings.
  • Specialized mouthparts allow them to bite and bury their head into a host to feed.

Are ticks dangerous?

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How Do I Get Rid of Ticks?

At White Knight Pest Control, we understand that people don't want to share their yards with biting, disease-spreading ticks. We eliminate ticks and other pests through our annual service plans utilizing eco-friendly pest control products and high-quality services. Our professionals take the time to build relationships with each of our customers, ensuring we're always working together to meet your unique pest control expectations. To learn more about how we can help keep your property tick-free all year round, call us today!

How can I prevent ticks in the future?

At White Knight Pest Control, we will help you prevent problems with ticks using our regular tick control treatments. In conjunction with our quality pest control services, the following tick prevention tips will help you keep ticks out of your Texas, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or Oklahoma home and yard!

  • Limit hiding spots: Remove leaf piles, excess woodpiles, and other debris from your yard. Keep the grass cut short. Trim back shrubs. Cut wooded areas back away from the perimeter of your yard. 
  • Protect your pets: Place all pets on a year-round tick control program under the guidance of a veterinarian. Regularly bathe and groom pets. After spending time outside, inspect pets for ticks before bringing them inside. 
  • Prevent rodents and wild animals: Eliminate food sources from your yard that could attract tick-covered rodents and wild animals. Keep lids on trash cans, remove bird feeders, and pick up pet food every evening.
  • Guard your yard: Place a fence around your yard to keep neighborhood pets and wild animals out. A fence will also help keep your pets in your yards and stop them from wandering around and coming into contact with ticks.
  • Personal protection: When walking on hiking trails, stay in the center of the path. Wear tick repellent, long sleeves, and pants when in wooded areas, fields, or tall grass.
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