Welcome to Tick Season In Brazos County Texas
Late Spring and early summer are prime times to encounter ticks. Tick eggs hatch early, and the instars that hatch are hungry. Because ticks have an incomplete life cycle, the instars shed their exoskeleton as they grow.
For that reason, you don’t see adult ticks in early Spring unless they managed to overwinter. Most die during the colder months. In late summer and early fall, the new crop of ticks has grown to reach adult status.
Ticks Spread Disease
Everyone should fear Lyme disease, and ticks are the principal means of spreading the disease.
Rocky Mountain Spotted fever is another disease that ticks can spread. In fact, there is a long list of conditions that ticks can spread.
Because tick bites are risky, it is essential to know how to avoid contact with ticks and why pest control is an option for controlling tick populations.
Where Do You Find Ticks
In the Spring, instar sticks, which are the juveniles – climb to the outer tip of shrubby branches and tall grass. As animals or people walk through the brush or grass, the ticks brush off onto the passerby. From there, they find a secure location and implant themselves.
You also find ticks in leaf litter in the fall. If you sit on the ground, they will crawl onto you. Deer, for example, sleep lying down. That is when ticks find them.
Keeping your yard mowed and the shrubs trimmed is one way to avoid contact with ticks. Here are a few more tips for staying tick-free.
- Wear light-colored clothing when out in the yard or hiking. Ticks are dark brown to black, and they show up easily on light-colored clothing.
- Keep the yard clean by pruning shrubs and mowing tall grass. In the fall, be sure to rake up leaf litter. Remember that in the fall, the spring ticks have become adults.
- Take advantage of Pest control services, such as our monthly service contract, which targets emerging and existing pests each month.
Avoiding ticks is one thing, but keeping them out of your yard is another. The above three tips help you to avoid contact with ticks. Number two and three on that list help to decrease the tick populations in and around your yard. Fewer ticks mean fewer chances of getting one on you, your pets, or your children.
Ticks are no joke. Beyond the diseases that ticks can spread is the risk of secondary infection if the tick is not removed correctly. Sometimes when the tick is removed, the head remains buried under the skin. That situation can result in an infection.
Learn more about controlling tick populations around your home and reducing the risk of tick bites by reaching out to our team. We provide professional and efficient pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities. Be sure to ask about our monthly pest control service, which offers safe and affordable pest control all year long.