Are You Tick Prey?

While mosquitoes may be the single largest carriers of infection as far as insects go, ticks are right behind them with a long list of debilitating diseases. Ticks don’t fly, jump or blow around with the wind… rather, these creatures are very small, very patient and amazing in their approach to locating their prey (YOU and your loved ones). Their purpose in life like so many species is to propagate their species. They don’t feed often, but when they do, they can acquire disease agents form one host and pass it to another host at a later feeding. Their sensory organs are complex and they can determine trace amounts of gases, such as carbon dioxide left by warm-blooded animals and man. They can sense the potential host’s presence from long distances and even select their ambush site based upon their ability to identify paths that are well traveled.

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