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If you live in Tacoma or the suburbs of Northeast Tacoma, North End, or Ruston, you may have encountered ticks. Though all creatures on Earth are supposed to have a purpose, some seem to be here so they can be pictured 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 reside. They are studied as disease vectors by scientists and provide a food source for many animals.
Generally speaking, ticks are blood-sucking parasites that carry and transmit a large number of diseases. When you have dogs that spend time inside, you are more likely to run into these tiny pests. Otherwise, if you are an active person who loves the outdoors, you may find that you have picked up a tick while enjoying some time hiking, camping, or working in your yard. Learning about the behavioral traits of ticks is an excellent way to know how to handle them.
Ticks in the Tacoma area including: