About The Deer Tick

As the weather gets warmer, more bugs start to make their appearances. Among them is the Deer Tick, an orange/brown insect with dark legs. Found in the north-eastern, mid-Atlantic, and the south east/north central regions of the United States, ticks lay eggs each spring in clusters of 3,000. Not only do their bites produce an itchy spot, they can also carry Lyme disease, anaplasmosis – a blood disease, and babesiosis – a disease also affecting your blood and the health of your pets. 

Thankfully, there are several steps you can take to prevent getting them at all. When you’re outdoors, wear light-colored long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes. The pleasant weather is perfect for camping but make sure you use bug spray with at least 20% DEET and make sure you stay in the center of walking trails, away from vegetation as ticks like to hide among grass and trees. 

Once back indoors, carefully check over your clothes and body. If you find a tick, do not slap at it or brush it away. Pull at it slowly and steadily until it comes off. Also check your pets on a regular basis. If you find ticks in your home or outside your house, contact your local pest company as soon as possible. ABBS PC is your hometown pest control and ready to help you get rid of your ticks and keep yourself safe from any ticks before they arrive. Just call 405-582-2114 or visit our website today!