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How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard: A Complete Guide [2022]

Ticks: the very sight of them is enough to make most people cringe. Unfortunately, these tiny, blood-sucking pests are common throughout the US, and many species are more than happy to set up shop in your yard. If you’ve found ticks on your property, getting rid of them is probably your top priority. In addition to being unsettling to look at, ticks transmit a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and more. Did you know that close to 75% of

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Monterey Bay Area’s Helpful Tick Bite Field Guide

Although small, ticks are dangerous and shouldn’t be taken lightly. They carry and transmit many diseases that can make people sick. These diseases include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, relapsing fever, tularemia, human babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, tick paralysis, and Colorado tick fever. Ticks are arachnids, which explains their eight legs and rigged outer body. Two common species in the Monterey Bay Area are the black-legged ticks and American dog ticks. Both species are a similar size, about 1/8th to 1/4th of an inch, with

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The Secret To Effective Flea & Tick Control For Your San Francisco Bay Area Property

Ticks and fleas are not just a problem for the dogs. Although we often think of these pests primarily in the context of our furry friends, in reality, they can be just as dangerous for humans. Learn to protect  yourself, your family, and your pets from ticks and fleas in the San Francisco Bay Area this August. Flea Or Tick: What’s The Difference? First off, what are ticks and fleas? How are they similar? How are they different? Both ticks and fleas feed on blood

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Five Easy Ways To Keep Ticks Away From Your Monterey Bay Area Property

People would probably spend more time outdoors if it wasn’t for lurking pests. Insects and creatures can scratch, bite, or sting you. In the worst cases, an encounter could send you to the hospital. This why many would second-guess visiting a hiking trail, having a picnic, or even laying on their lawn. Ticks are just one species that have folks weary. They are extremely small bugs that drink the blood of animals and humans. Since they do this, the likelihood of disease transmission is great.

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