Kentucky commonly experiences an increase in the tick population during the spring and summer. Generally, as the weather conditions get more moist and warmer, locals can expect to see an increase in tick sightings and bites. To discuss ticks in Kentucky, we at All-Rite Pest Control would like to take the opportunity continue on the subject.
Tick Diseases in Humans
We want to emphasize that ticks are highly likely to transmit diseases and illnesses like Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tularemia, Relapsing fever, Babesiosis, and Colorado tick fever before we explore the basic fundamentals. Remove the tick right away and seek medical attention immediately if you find a tick has attached to you, a loved one, or a pet. In the last decade, disease spread from bug bites have tripled and ticks are one of the primary culprits according to the ADC. There is a jump to 11 states that border the 14 states where Lyme disease is most common, in the Northeast they report that Lyme disease is typically common, as well. Being challenging to treat and can have lifelong effects, there are approximately ,000 cases are diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Types of Tick Species in Kentucky
Among the most common ticks in Kentucky include Blacklegged Ticks, American Dog Ticks, and Lone Star Ticks. Having eight legs, ticks are classified in the arachnid family. To feed off the blood, ticks host on different animals, including people. They have only 6 legs but as they evolve into each life cycle they will detach from their host as larvae, molt and cycle to nymph and then adult. They will attach to a new host each time they evolve. They climb up the edges of tall grass and ambush their unsuspecting host and ticks do not have incredible abilities to jump onto their victims. They climb up the edges of tall grass and ambush their unsuspecting host. The females will drop to her lay her eggs as well after mating. Where the males are nearly 1/8” and the females are slightly larger, American dog ticks are among the larger species in the area. The female can measure approximately ½” long, after she is eating and engorged. Being only about half the size of an American dog tick, Blacklegged ticks, or commonly referenced as deer ticks. The females have a distinct white dot or star-shape on their back where the males typically have multiple spots on theirs, lone star ticks have unique marking.
Tick Control For Yard
Feeding on the wild animals, ticks usually stick to the outdoors. The ticks can become attached to domestic or farm animals as well as people when the wild animals come down looking for food or hikers and their pets go up into the woodlands, however. To ensure all ticks and their viable eggs are destroyed, it is important that you have a professional treat your home and grounds if they make into your home or property. If you or any of your pets have had an issue ticks and we will efficiently get your home and property treated, call All-Rite Pest Control.