The ticks in Washington are active in spring and summer. Especially, the ticks are widely prevalent and active in the months of March to Mid-May and from Mid-August to November. This blog will talk about the different types of ticks that are widely prevalent in the Western part of Washington, how to prevent tick bites and how to submit the tick for identification and testing.
Ticks are small, eight-legged insects that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and reptiles. They can transmit several serious diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia.
The best way to protect yourself from ticks is to learn how to recognize them and take precautions to avoid them.
Ticks live in various parts of Oregon. They thrive next to the river and creeks in Oregon. Tick encounterments are minimized by following protective measures such as: using repellent creams and protective equipment. Learn more about ticks in Oregon and how to prevent them.
Ticks can survive in water for some time. After using a swimming pool, check the entire body and hairlines for ticks. Water can wash off the ticks as long as they have not started to burrow. Use natural remedies and take preventive methods to save yourselves and your pets from these dangerous parasites. Learn more about whether ticks can survive in water.
Many believe that ticks, the parasites, cannot survive the winter. They are active in summer, spring and winter too. You can take preventive methods to prevent yourself from tick bites.
Alpha-Gal, also known as Red Meat Allergy, is a food allergy caused by a protein called Alpha-Gal. This causes an allergic reaction in those exposed to or who consumes meat from mammals. This allergic reaction was prevalent in certain parts of the United States. Learn more about Red Meat allergy, its causes, symptoms and how to treat them.
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.