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If you reside in Austin or the suburbs of Tarrytown, Rollingwood, or Barton Hills, you have likely encountered ticks. Though all creatures on Earth are thought to have a purpose, some seem to be here so they can be viewed in the dictionary beside the word “pest.” A tick is unquestionably one creepy-crawly that will leave you scratching your head as to why it exists. Still, ticks do serve a reasonably significant role within the ecosystems where they dwell. They are examined as disease vectors by scientists and provide a food source for many animals.
Generally speaking, ticks are blood-sucking parasites that carry and spread a large number of diseases. If you have dogs that spend time inside, you are more likely to run into these little pests. Otherwise, if you are an active person who enjoys being outside, you may find that you have picked up a tick while out some time hiking, camping, or working in your yard. Learning about the behavioral traits of ticks is a great way to know how to manage them.
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