Yes, ticks are a common pest in Rutherford County, Tennessee. These small parasites are found in most counties throughout the country. In fact, they are one of the most prevalent vectors of disease in the United States. Also, they carry a variety of diseases, including Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
In Rutherford County many species of ticks can be found in various habitats such as wooded areas, grassy meadows and other open spaces. The two main species that inhabit Rutherford County are deer ticks and lone star ticks. Deer ticks are small brownish-orange arachnids that have distinctive darker-colored legs. Before feeding, adult deer ticks are about the size of a sesame seed.
Lone star ticks have reddish-brown bodies and become slate gray after feeding. Females have white spots on their abdomen. However this does not hold true for all lone star tick populations.
When temperatures remain above freezing for several days or more, there activity increases significantly. As these cold-blooded creatures become more active when temperatures rise. Additionally, when humidity is high increases there activity even. Further due to their need for moist environments to sustain themselves.
When outdoors it is important to take precautions to avoid contact with potentially infected ones. Wearing long sleeves and pants tucked into boots or socks to prevent any skin contact with the bugs. Any clothing worn should also be lightly sprayed with an insect repellent containing DEET or permethrin. As these compounds will help keep away both pests and potential diseases they may be carrying. Finally, if outdoors it is important to check yourself regularly for any of them that may have illegally gained access onto your body during your journey outside. If you find any take extra caution when removing them to avoid seroconversion (infection).
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Easiest way to prevent problems with them Rutherford County is by partnering with Pyramid Pest Control. We will work with you and find the best program to solve this problem, in no time. Contact us at 615-663-3908 or Get a free quote.