What Are Tick Tubes? Are They Effective?

Tick tubes are cardboard tubes stuffed with permethrin-coated cotton. Permethrin is a natural pesticide found in chrysanthemum flowers which is very effective against ticks. Mice find the treated cotton in tick tubes and take it to their nests to use as bedding. The permethrin on the cotton from the tick tubes kills the ticks. This … Read more

Best Tick Repellent for Hunters

There are tons of ticks in forests, in grasslands, and just about any other place where hunters roam looking for game. After all, it is mainly the animals, from the mouse in the undergrowth to the elk in the woods that are responsible for the spread of ticks. Because the ticks themselves don’t wander far, … Read more

How To Keep Your Yard Free Of Ticks

Although ticks tend to prefer shady and damp habitats such as the low vegetation near water bodies, the undergrowth in the forest or at the edge of the forest, and meadows with tall grass, they are also found in our yard and gardens. Since the small parasites can transmit diseases, you want to get rid … Read more

What Eats Ticks?

do mantis eat ticks

There are lots of animals that eat ticks, eating and being eaten is part of life in the animal kingdom. Ticks are eaten by predatory insects and spiders, ground-living birds that eat ticks, small tick-eating mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and even fish eat ticks should one falls into the water. There are more animals that eat … Read more

What Are Ticks Good For?

what are ticks good for

Ticks have quite a bad image. They are blood-sucking parasites that infect humans and animals and can also transmit nasty diseases through their bites. It is not easy to see whether they are of any use, and what their role is in nature. So the question arises: “Why are they even there?” or “What are … Read more

How To Remove A Tick From A Person

how to remove a tick from a person

If you spend a lot of time outdoors in nature, despite all precautionary measures and good bug repellents, you can still get bitten by a tick. When bitten, it is most important to remove a tick as soon as possible to lower the risk of the transfer of dangerous viruses or bacteria. How To Remove … Read more

Tick Facts And Myths

tick facts and myths

There is a lot of false knowledge about ticks. Some have a little fact to it, others are just myths.  You hear myths like ticks fall from trees onto their victims, only forests workers are at risk or ticks can be removed with glue. True is: ticks can be quite dangerous because they can transmit … Read more

Ticks Anatomy, Feeding And Behaviour, Life Cycle

Ticks Anatomy, Feeding And Behaviour, Life Cycle

Ticks (Ixodida) belong to the order Acari, which is a group in the class of arachnids or in plain language, spiders. All tick species are blood-feeding ectoparasites that infested vertebrates as well as humans. Many types of ticks are important vectors of disease. Anatomy Of Ticks The body of a tick consists of two sections. … Read more