Warning: How to identify ticks in your home and remove them?

Ticks are small arachnids that can carry and transmit diseases to humans and animals. The best-known of these diseases is Lyme disease. It’s important to identify ticks in your home to protect you and your family from the potential dangers they represent. Let’s take a look at the different types of ticks, why they’re dangerous, what to do if you find one in your home, how to remove ticks from your body and, finally, how to prevent ticks from entering your home.There are several species of tick, but the most common in the home are the black-legged tick (also known as the deer tick), the dog tick and the brown dog tick. Each species has unique physical characteristics, but what they all have in common is the ability to cling to hosts and feed on blood. Dog ticks: Dog ticks are larger and vary in color from brown to reddish-brown. Their bodies are hard and shield-shaped. They can transmit diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.Brown dog ticks: As their name suggests, brown ticks are brown in color and have slender bodies. They are often found in homes and can transmit diseases such as ehrlichiosis and babesiosis.


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