TIcks RIsks to Pets

Ticks, Risks to your Pets

Ticks are becoming risks as the days get longer, and your furry friend especially loves playing in your yard, what pup doesn’t love a good sun beam! Unfortunately, ticks are risks to your pet and make your yard one of the most dangerous spots for all visitors. Join us as we break it down Ticks: Risks to your Pets! 

How do Ticks Attach to My Pets?

Ticks are most active in warmer weather and are usually found in tall grasses or around wooded areas.

When ticks find a host, they attach themselves to the host’s body and take in blood. Ticks may be hard to remove, and usually require tweezers and careful detachment.

When ticks attach to pets outdoors, they may also cling to other hosts that share the same household indoors, such as other animals and humans. For example, if a dog with a tick enters a home, that tick may cling onto the cat, a family member, etc.

Ticks may also lay eggs on hosts, which may fall onto furniture or grass.

Risks of Tick Bites

Tick bites pose countless risks to pets, including:

  • Anemia
  • Skin infection and irritation
  • Itching
  • Hair loss
  • Lyme Disease

Humans are also at risk of complications from tick bites, including infections and Lyme Disease.

Signs your Pet May have a Tick Bite

Visible signs of tick bites on pets include:

  • Tick bite or tick attached to skin
  • Droppings or eggs on fur
  • Scabs
  • Biting/itching 
  • Hair loss

Protect Your Furry Friends

The best way to keep your pets safe is by getting an anti-pest treatment from Nada Mosquito. Our treatments are safe for pets and help prevent ticks and mosquitos from invading your yard. Ticks are risks to your pets If you suspect your animal has been bitten by a tick and is exhibiting odd behavior or a bullseye shaped rash contact your local veterinarian immediately. 

Save yourself the worry and stress of tick infections with Nada Mosquito! Call us today to schedule your treatments and keep your yard safe all season.