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Where do Ticks Come From?

Have you ever wondered where ticks come from? Ticks are parasites that rely on a host to survive. Before a tick clings onto a host, it actually begins its life in nature. It will live on a blade of tall grass or a stick that extends up into the air and waits for a host to walk by and brush up against it. It then grabs onto the host and embeds itself into the skin in order to feed on blood. Other than making people uncomfortable, ticks are also be a problem because they carry harmful pathogens such as Lyme Disease. For this reason, it is important to avoid ticks as much as possible. 

Nobody wants ticks in their yard. There are many different types of ticks found in North Carolina. Fortunately we are able to get rid of ticks that may be living around your home. Contact Clegg’s Pest Control today to schedule a free inspection. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below to take the first steps to keeping your yard tick free.

 

Where do Ticks Live?

 

Ticks start their life cycle as an egg. Once the larva hatch they try to find a host. Small mammals such as rabbits, squirrels and even birds serve as the first host for a baby tick. Eventually the tick will drop off, molt, then begin the hunt for a larger host. This is the phase where ticks usually affect pets and people. Ticks are often found in wooded or grassy areas where they drop off of their initial host and wait for a larger host. Areas with a lot of tall grass, sticks, trees or shrubs serve as great places for ticks to grab onto a large host. 

The most common ways ticks come in contact with a person is when someone is walking in the woods and brushing up against the plants or sticks that ticks are waiting on. A common question that our customers ask us is “can you get rid of the ticks in your yard?” 

 

Can You Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard?

 

It is easy to spot and remove a tick that has clung onto you or your pet. Getting rid of the ticks that are hidden in your yard is another story. Eliminating ticks that are hidden in your yard is a near impossible task unless you are a tick extermination expert. It is possible to get rid of ticks in your yard if you have the right people on your side! Ticks start emerging when the temperatures begin to rise. Here at Clegg’s Pest Control we have a team of tick removal experts who are committed to helping you keep your yard tick free all summer long. 

If you are tired of seeing ticks crawling on your legs or are worried that there might be ticks in your yard, contact Clegg’s today. Give us a call or fill out the contact form below to claim your free initial inspection!

 

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Clegg's Locations

Asheville
276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Charlotte
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Clinton
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
Durham
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
Fayetteville
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Greenville
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Kernersville
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Morehead City
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
New Bern
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Raleigh
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Smithfield
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Southport
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
Wilmington
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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