Tick Notes

Brrrrr... 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?

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.

TICKNADO ALERT!

A "TICKNADO" WATCH HAS JUST BEEN POSTED FOR YOUR AREA - BE PREPARED! 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.

More Tick Notes
  • 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.
  • CERTIFECT

    For those of you who have not yet heard, CERTIFECT™ is a new addition to the FRONTLINE® family of products. It combines the proven flea- and tick-killing action of FRONTLINE® Plus with a small amount of amitraz to potentiate the tick-killing power of fipronil (FRONTLINE®'s tick-killing active ingredient).