- An engorged female tick may lay around 2,000 eggs or more.
- Adult American dog ticks are reddish brown in color with silvery-gray or whitish markings on the back or upper body.
- American dog ticks are most numerous along roadsides, paths, old fields, marshy areas and trails in brushy woodlands or meadows with tall grass or weeds.
- The American dog tick, is the primary transporter of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the eastern United States.
- People or their pets may bring these ticks from outdoors into the home, where they can survive for many days. The Brown dog tick is capable of causing household infestations.
- Keep lawns mowed, brush trimmed, and leaf litter away from the home.
- Keep trails or paths in wooded areas on your property clear of vegetation.
- Tuck your pants into the top of your socks or boots to create a “tick barrier.”
- Wear clothes that will help shield you from ticks; long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Protect your home, family and pets from flea, tick and fire ant infestations For more details and to schedule an appointment, contact your Southern & Sovereign Pest Control representative today 1-800-627-0577.