Published on: April 7, 2014
FACT: Ticks crawl up. They don’t jump, fly, or drop from trees onto your head and back. They will crawl up your entire body to get to your head or ears and attach themselves. They want to feed on the neck, head and ears of their host, where the skin is thinner. They are transported from one human to another by direct contact or by sharing objects such as combs, brushes, bed sheets, hats/caps, and clothing. They are attracted to a host by body heat, odor, and carbon dioxide.
FACT: All ticks (including deer ticks) come in small, medium and large sizes. Ticks have no wings and no antennae. They are small parasites that feed on the blood of a host. Ticks embed themselves in the skin, making them difficult to remove properly.
FACT: Ticks can be active even in the winter. Deer ticks can be active any winter day that the ground is not snow-covered or frozen. Prime season for ticks is during the warmer and hot months and when the weather is humid.
FACT: You have at least 24 hours to find and remove a feeding tick before it transmits an infection. The virus germs make their way into the tick’s salivary glands and the tick spits them into you while feeding. Lyme disease bacteria takes at least 24 hours to invade the tick’s saliva.
FACT: Only deer ticks transmit Lyme disease bacteria. Deer tick nymphs look like a poppy seed on your skin. Their bites from their straw-like mouthpart are usually painless. They have a habit of biting in hard to see places.
FACT: Ticks are normally found in the countryside, woods, forests and farms and in your backyard!
FACT: Tick bite symptoms could be aches in the joints, difficulty in breathing, headaches, rashes, severe swelling around the bites, weakness and fever . Tick bite symptoms in dogs can include a loss of appetite, pains around the joints, depression, swelling, fever, fatigue, and paralysis.
FACT: Infected ticks can transmit numerous diseases. They diseases include Lyme disease, Q fever, Babeosis, Ehrlichiosis, Meningoencephalitis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Colorado tick fever.
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