While fleas are a common problem for pets, ticks can also be just as detrimental to your and your pet’s health. Ticks are essentially parasites that feed on your pet’s blood and, more
commonly, without them even knowing. When it comes to humans, most tick bites can be harmless, but some can cause serious diseases like Lyme disease, which makes it even more important to not risk the infestation of ticks inside of your home.
Where Do They Come From?
Ticks tend to hang out in high grass or wooded areas. If you and your dog are the types to roam free, ticks will hang out in random areas, and once you walk by or brush yourselves up against them, they will latch on and call you their new home. While ticks will get into your dog’s skin, on humans, they will most likely land on your clothes but make their way to uncovered skin. They usually prefer warm and dark places, so they will head to areas like your armpit or groin. They are inevitably entering your home in the process.
Typically, ticks have no interest in entering your home themselves. However, you could find the brown dog tick entering through small cracks or crevices in the home. If this occurs, despite not as common, you could find an indoor infestation on your hands.
Impacts On Pet
What Time Of The Year Do They Enter?
Just like their pest friends, ticks enjoy the warmer months beginning in late March and April and end in the fall when temperatures drop below freezing. On the same note, this doesn’t mean that ticks aren’t a threat throughout the rest of the year.
Why Pest Control?
As mentioned previously, although ticks are not ones to want to come indoors, if an infestation occurs, then it is important to act immediately. Ticks have the ability to breed quite quickly, and with the risk of spreading such a crippling lifelong disease like Lyme disease, it is important to rid your home of any infestation urgently.