Are you going out to the beach or elsewhere this summer? It is essential to look out for ticks. Ticks such as Blacklegged Tick and Western Blacklegged tick are the vectors of Lyme disease-causing bacteria. Ticks are increasing in population around the United States, and it is crucial to stay safe during this summer. Learn more about Ticks and how it impacts you during summer.
There are many animals and birds that eat ticks. Animals such as frogs, lizards, opossums, etc., can eat ticks. Tick-eaters include birds such as Guinea fowls, chickens, and woodpeckers.
But some studies state that the conventional anti-tick heroes are tick disseminators.
Let us look at some of the animals that eat ticks.
Ticks are hard to spot due to their minimal size (3-5mm in length). They transmit up to 65 diseases ranging from Lyme disease to Tularemia. If you are planning an outdoor adventure on a hot and humid day, it is crucial to have a tick checklist to prevent yourself from tick bites and their consequences. Learn more about the tick checklist that covers tick identification, removal devices, barriers, and prevention methods.