Ticks are a problem for those with pets and anyone walking through a tick-infested area. This is another pest that can have large populations in the Texas Panhandle. This creature is small and can vary in color. It is flat before having fed but will become bulbous after eating blood.
Ticks cannot jump, so they must crawl onto a host or fall onto one from trees and bushes. They like warm areas, so they are attracted to pets and humans. This pest is found across the country.
Preventing tick infestations is vital, especially in warm months. Be sure to keep all pets on preventative medications, even if they do not go outdoors. You should check your pets, children, and even yourself for these dangerous pests after you have gone outside. Remove any ticks you find immediately and keep an eye out for issues with the bite mark.
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