Are Ticks Ticking You Off? Strategies for Reducing Ticks in Your Home Environment
The bite of small, stealthy arachnids, commonly referred to as ticks, can be much more than just an unsettling experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and even parasites can be passed from ticks to human and animal hosts as the bite occurs and during the time that the insect remains attached. Additionally, secondary infections can occur at the bite site and in surrounding tissues.