How to Identify Ticks

Ticks are a disease-bearing parasite found throughout the New York area. Members of the spider family, they live by sucking the blood of their hosts, whether human or animal. Ticks are vectors of many infectious diseases such as Lyme Disease, Tick Fever, Tularemia (Rabbit Fever), Babesious (a Malaria like illness), Hemolytic Anemia, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, and Encephalitis. Ticks are the biggest carriers of diseases transmitted to people and pets second only to the Mosquito.

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Ticks are small, blood-sucking parasites that are commonly found in Long Island, NY. They are known to carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis, which can pose a significant risk to both humans and pets. To avoid being bitten by ticks, it’s important to be aware of the signs of a tick infestation. Here are some of the key signs to look out for:

  • Increased tick sightings: If you start to see more ticks than usual, it could be a sign of an infestation. Ticks tend to cluster in areas where there is a lot of grass or leaf litter.

  • Bites on pets or people: If you or your pets start getting bitten by ticks, it could be a sign of an infestation. Ticks are most active in the spring and summer months, so be especially vigilant during these times.

  • Presence of tick nests: Ticks typically build nests in tall grass or leaf litter. If you find a tick nest in your yard, it could be a sign of an infestation.

  • Presence of ticks on bedding or furniture: If you find ticks on your bedding or furniture, it could be a sign that they have infested your home.


aving a tick infestation on Long Island, NY can pose serious health risks to both humans and pets. Ticks are carriers of numerous diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Ehrlichiosis, which can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe.

Health Risk

Ticks are known carriers of Lyme disease, which can cause a range of symptoms including fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle and joint aches

Property Damage

Ticks can cause damage to property by feeding on vegetation and other plants, which can affect the appearance and health of your yard or garden.

Health Risk for Pets

If your pets spend time outside, they may be at risk of picking up ticks, which can then transmit diseases to them.

Home Value Reduction

If you plan on selling your home in the future, a tick infestation can significantly reduce its value.


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