Ticks are dangerous, they can infest, cause major infections and cause a lot of harm. They are often mistaken for insects, but they are actually arachnids. These pests are classified into two categories: soft ticks and hard ticks. Soft ticks often feed on bats and birds, while hard ticks feed on humans, pets and nuisance wildlife.
When in an area where they are common, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, preferably light-colored so ticks will be easy to detect. It’s also important to wear a repellent containing at least 20 percent DEET. To get rid of these pests and their risks indoors, inspect clothing and skin when heading inside. If you find one, remove it with a slow and steady pull with a twist. Consult with a doctor immediately if there is a reaction at the bite site or if you believe you have contracted Lyme disease. To address these pests on your property, contact a pest control professional.