Why do I have ticks?
Ticks enter homes and buildings usually on a pet or human host. They are often brought onto your property by native wildlife. Ticks cannot jump or fly but often wait in areas where they are most likely to find a host. Also known as transitional areas or edge habitats, these areas include where fields meet lawns and trails through tall grass or forests.
Are ticks dangerous?
Ticks are a serious health concern. They can carry and transmit disease and illness to humans and domestic animals. The black-legged tick is a major vector of Lyme disease in both people and pets.
How do I prevent a tick problem in the future?
It’s hard to prevent ticks from crossing onto your property line but here are a couple of tips:
- Trim your lawn often
- Avoid walking or hiking in tall grasses and stick to paths in the woods
- Inspect your clothes and person after spending any time outdoors
- Check your family members and pets for ticks
- Talk to your vet about tick treatment for pets
Contact McCauley Services at (888) 733-9229 right away if you discover ticks. Our Arkansas tick removal service is fast and thorough.