Ticks may not seem like common household pests but may find their way into your home during the warmest months of the year. When ticks do get into your home, they present a health danger that needs to be managed as soon as possible. Thankfully, high-quality professional help can manage this issue.

How Ticks Get In Your Home

Ticks typically invade a home by riding on people or animals walking in and out of a house. For example, a dog’s fur coat may easily hide one or more tick. Your jackets, shirt sleeves, and other types of cloth may also hide ticks.

Unfortunately, other pests like mice may invade your home and bring ticks into your house. And like other pests, ticks often settle into a home with ease due to the easy access to food and the protection from natural predators, such as possums.

Why Tick Home Invasions Are a Problem

Ticks don’t destroy home items, such as clothing, but can become a huge issue when they invade your home. For example, ticks may suck the blood of an animal with a disease and transmit it to you or someone in your family through a bite. Ticks have spread infections such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and Lyme disease to humans for decades.

And if they spread this to disease to one person in your home, they may easily spread sickness to others. As a result, you need to take steps to get these pests out of your home as soon as possible. The first step is to know where to spot them on your body.

Where to Look for Ticks on Your Body

Ticks are very talented at finding places to hide on your body that can make them difficult to find. For example, they like to attach to various outof-the-way spots on your hair and skin that may be hard to track without help. These include:

Under your arms

Inside your ear lobes

Throughout thick hair

Behind your knee

Near the groin

Inside of a belly button

Once a tick hitches a ride in these areas and burrows into your skin, they will emerge and lay eggs that will hatch shortly after. As a result, even a single tick inside of your home can quickly cause an invasion of these pests that can put your family at risk. Thankfully, you can manage this problem on your own and with the help of professionals.

Wha DIY Treatments May Help

Tick invasions of a home can be handled using a variety of DIY care methods. For example, sealing off possible invasion points of your home including cracks in the exterior walls – may help to keep ticks from coming into your home. However, careful management of your clothes and the fur of your pets is also necessary for this type of care.

During the tick season, make sure to check your pets for ticks every time that they come in the home. Rub your hands over their fur coat and feel for bumps on their skin. Just as importantly, check your clothing – and in common areas where ticks hide – to find any that may be lurking on your person. Other care methods, such as steam vacuuming and diatomaceous earth, may also help.

Why Professional Help Is Smart

While a little DIY care may help manage some ticks in your home, professional help is still a great choice. So please call us at Environmental Services Pest Control, LLC , to learn more about how we can help. Our experts will inspect your home for common pests and vermin and will eliminate ticks, and other creatures, from your home.