If you’ve ever went inside and found yet another tick bite on you after just a little time spent outside, you’re not alone. Ticks are on the rise, and they love to find a nice area to take up residence in and stay as long as they can. Unfortunately, sometimes this place ends up being your yard, and if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t want to deal with too many ticks in your yard.
How do these large tick populations even begin in the yard, anyway? It is pretty simple, so you should be able to walk through the process pretty quickly.
1. A tick finds a spot it likes.
There are plenty potential hiding spots that ticks love in yards all over the world. Ticks are a big fan of tall grass that they can hide in, or leafy, brushy areas. While these are the areas ticks will like to hide in, keep in mind that they can come in on animals like deer or even rabbits, then begin the hunt for either a host to feed on or a nice place to hide in.
2. A female tick lays eggs.
A female tick will spend the longest bit of their life feeding and getting ready to mate. When this happens, they will find the place they like in your yard, and lay eggs. The amount of eggs the tick might lay could be as few as 1500 all the way up to 5000.
3. These eggs hatch, and the process begins anew.
Once those eggs hatch, those ticks go on the lookout for hosts to feed on and mates to reproduce with over the span of their two year life. This cycle can continue on and on for years in the same area if the yard is left untreated.
You don’t have to let the cycle continue to go on, though. You can grab your phone and contact tick control dublin specialists to take care of the tick problem in your yard for you, so you can wipe out any existing colonies and get ready to do it again when you notice one again, which is hopefully quite awhile from now.