• There are several species of ticks and they vary greatly in size.
  • Generally reddish brown in appearance.
  • Ticks are vectors of disease including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme's disease.
  • Ticks seek out a blood host by detecting carbon dioxide given off by the body.
  • The find their host and insert their proboscis and begin to suck blood until fully engorged the females must have a blood meal before they may lay eggs.


  • Lawn treatments with an approved pesticide will control tick populations.
  • Keeping grass trimmed and landscape bushes and shrubs trimmed will help control tick populations.
  • Having pets treated with an approved direct treatment will prevent infestation on the pet.
  • Inspect all members of the family including pets often for ticks.
  • For prevention use a product containing DEET