This Winter, Conroe, TX is crawling with Ticks! Ticks are tiny blood-sucking creatures that can attach themselves to you or your pet and suck your blood. Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme Disease, which can be dangerous and even deadly. But the Tick invasion here in Conroe,TX is due to one reason and one reason only, that is… colder temperatures. You would think colder temperatures would drive ticks further into the soil, right? WRONG! Ticks are more active now than they were in the summertime! That is why we here at CPL Pest Control are here! To protect you and your pets from Ticks and make sure we keep your yards and Conroe homes, TICK FREE!
What Is A Tick?
Ticks are small parasites that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Ticks can be hard to see, as they are very tiny and once they latch on to a host, they can be hard to remove. Ticks need a blood meal in order to lay their eggs. Ticks will feed on any animal they can attach to, including dogs, cats, humans and other pets. Ticks transmit diseases through their saliva, which is injected into the host during feeding. Ticks are usually found in shrubs or tall grasses where their main host animals live. Every time we let our pets run loose in open fields here in Conroe, we are exponentially increasing the probability our pets will return with Ticks!
What Do Ticks Look Like?
Ticks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Ticks that feed on humans typically have a brown or black body, while ticks that feed on animals, like dogs or cats, typically have a yellowish-orange body. Ticks also go through four distinct life stages: egg, larva, nymph and adult. Ticks can be hard to see because they go through so many different life stages.
What Kind Of Ticks Are Native To Conroe?
There are two types of Ticks in Montgomery County and Conroe: Deer Ticks and Lone Star Ticks. Both Ticks can carry disease like Lyme disease.
Deer Ticks: The Deer Ticks in Montgomery County are typically found in wooded areas, around creek beds and in tall grass. Deer Ticks are most active from late Spring to early Fall, when they are looking for a host to feed on. Deer Ticks are about the size of a poppy seed.
Lone Star Ticks: The Lone Star Ticks in Montgomery County are typically found in open areas, like fields and pastures. Lone Star Ticks are most active from late Spring to early Fall, when they are looking for a host to feed on. Lone Star Ticks are about the size of a pencil point.
How Long Do Ticks Live?
Ticks can live for months or years, depending on the type of tick. Ticks will lie in wait for an animal or human to come along and can latch onto their host for days or even weeks, until they are fully engorged with blood. Ticks will drop off their host after they’ve had enough to eat.
What Should You Do If You Are Bitten By A Tick?
If you are bitten by a tick, it is important to remove the tick as soon as possible. Ticks can be found anywhere, but wooded areas are the most common. Ticks like to attach themselves to tall grasses and leaves, so make sure you check yourself after walking through tall grass or woods.
It is important to properly dispose of the tick because it may still have blood in its stomach that can transmit disease if it is not removed immediately and properly disposed of in a way that will prevent disease. Ticks can be killed with over-the-counter products like permethrin or DEET, but they must be used correctly for them to work.
Why Are We Seeing Ticks This Late In The Year?
Ticks also tend to be more active in the spring and summer months when temperatures are warmer, but Ticks are also very active during the winter. Ticks can be active any time the temperature is over 40 degrees. Ticks need a warm environment to survive, so they are commonly found in wooded areas, tall grasses, and inside homes. As it gets colder, we tend to bring our furry friends inside our homes. When we bring our pets inside, Ticks tend to drop off and begin nesting in new areas. These new areas can be anywhere your pets rest!
How Can You Protect Yourself From Ticks?
There are many ways to protect yourself from Ticks, including using tick repellent, checking yourself for ticks after being in contact with nature, and keeping your yards clear of tall grasses and leaves. It is also important to check your pets for Ticks. Ticks can attach themselves to your pets and feed on their blood, so if you bring your pet inside the home or put it in its kennel, Ticks can quickly move to new areas and bite you or other members of your family.
The best way to protect yourself from Ticks is to use a tick repellent. Ticks can be killed with over-the-counter products like permethrin or DEET, but they must be used correctly for them to work. Ticks are becoming more resistant to pesticides over time, so it is important to be sure you are using the product correctly.
What Should You Do If You Think You Have Ticks?
If you think you have Ticks, you should call CPL Pest Control! We promise to over-exceed your expectations and get rid of your Ticks! We use nothing but the best in technology in getting rid of your tick problem! Call today for your FREE Consultation and Quote! Call 281-683-6737