Tick Notes

What's The Difference Between Inside Ticks And Ticks Inside - PLENTY!

Finding ticks in your home or car can be...freaky. But Spring and early Summer, especially, are times of the year that American dog ticks and sometimes other types, too, hitch a ride inside-on pets or clothing-only to show up when you least expect it, on walls, bedding, furniture, floors, tables, you name it!

Ticks crawling up my walls. Help!!

Getting an infestation under control may take several months and several treatments. It probably is best to call in a trained professional with experience controlling brown dog tick TERC recommends a 4-step process.

12 Things Kids Say About Ticks

This spring, we talked with hundreds of kids before starting an interactive Do A Daily TickCheck learning exercise, and asked these kindergarten through 4th graders to tell us "one thing you already know about ticks." Almost all knew something!

More Tick Notes
  • The "Newest" Tick in (some) Towns

    Lone Star ticks can now be found as far west as Colorado and Wyoming and as far north as Maine. Learn more about this "new" tick and the red meat allergy.
  • What You Need To Know About Powassan Virus

    If talk of this year's potential tick apocalypse wasn't bad enough, alarming news of a new tick-borne disease called Powassan virus has taken the internet and local TV stations by storm.
  • CDC Press Release

    Prevention and early treatment of RMSF [Rocky Mtn. Spotted Fever] in Arizona may save millions by preventing premature death and disability
  • TickSmart Tips for Spring

    Our favorite SPRINGTIME TICKSMART™ ACTIONS – do them now (or at least soon) to stay TickSafe.
  • Project Rodeo: Rounding Up Varmint Brown Dog Ticks, Reducing Human Disease

    Between 2003-2012, with brown dog ticks as vectors and human cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), including 19 deaths, spiraling upwards at >150 times the national average among residents living on the American Indian reservations of eastern Arizona, it was definitely time to take action.
  • A Tick Horror Story!

    Brown Dog ticks, they are truly a different kind of horror story than Blacklegged (deer) ticks! Brown dog ticks don’t transmit Lyme disease but in some regions can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted fever to people and pets as well as other nasty pet pathogens, including canine babesia, ehrlichia, and anaplasma, and they are the only tick that INFESTS homes.

    Just when you thought that the bloodsuckers of summer should be gone, some come back. TICKS. That's right! Not all types ... but one type that's especially dangerous - adult blacklegged ticks.
  • Brrrr..... Polar "Vorticks"

    Have you been wondering (hoping) if these brutal polar vortex episodes sweeping the eastern half of the nation are freezing the palps off of blacklegged (deer) ticks? It’d be nice, right?
  • There Are Two Types Of Ticks On Your Dog or Cat

    It’s a fact! Ticks on pets come in two varieties, attached and feeding or loose and wandering. This, of course, is in addition to the ticks being different species or in various lifestages.
  • Tick Activity is Heating Up Out West!

    From Mendocino to Calabasas, as well as points further south and points in between. It starts with the adult western blacklegged tick, and those ticks are joined by the Pacific Coast tick and American dog tick a little later towards spring.
  • Tick-y Dogs

    Dog Owners! There's serious tick encounter risk at BOTH ends of that leash.
  • Ticks definitely do not swim

    Ticks don't drown easily but they don't swim either, making flushing them down the toilet a perfectly safe means of disposal. However, TERC recommends a different approach.
  • Can YOU find the nymphal deer tick?

    Ticks the size of poppy seeds will start being active in May. These hard to see ticks are loaded with pathogens that can make you sick. We bet you're thinking "it's going to be a long summer." Our suggestion, Get TickSmart™ and Get TickSafe!
  • A tick with wings?

    In Fall, there's nothing more enjoyable than a walk in the woods, except for dealing with disease-carrying blacklegged ticks! Recently, we were reminded that adult blacklegged ticks aren't the only tiny creature likely to latch on in Fall. So, what's flat like a tick? Sucks blood like a tick? Gets on deer like a tick? But ISN'T a tick??
  • Borrelia miyamotoi

    I say "ticks", you say "_______________". These days, many people would fill in that blank with "Lyme disease". Lyme disease, caused by an infection with the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common tick-transmitted disease of humans world-wide.