WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW COULD HURT YOU!
What do you know about ticks? Or better yet, what do you think you know about ticks? There is an incredibly wide range of misperceptions when it comes to ticks, their behavior, how they hunt for prey, and even how to remove ticks. The important thing is to equip yourself with the facts so you are prepared to combat ticks before they get to you. Let’s start with tick’s habits and tendencies. You’ve probably noticed that most bugs hibernate during the colder seasons, and ticks are no exception.
Ticks are scientifically classified in the same family that includes spiders. These creatures are typically found in heavily wooded areas and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. They require blood meals in order to complete their life cycles. Although some ticks can feed for hours, they can sometimes go up to a year without blood meals in order to survive. Tick bites typically are painless, so you don’t notice when they have bitten you and are feeding on your blood.