Ticks are responsible for transmitting many diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tick Paralysis and more. Of all arthropodic insects, ticks spread the largest array of disease-causing organisms.
Not all Ticks carry disease but there is no discernible way of knowing if the ticks in your area carry disease or not, which makes getting rid of ticks a top priority for people who want to spend their summers enjoying the outdoors.
Ticks can also enter homes, especially if there are bushes along the outside of the house. Closing any crevices or gaps and keeping grass cut short outside may discourage ticks from climbing along walls. The disposal of empty bird and rodent nesting materials is also important, as Ticks are often found in these animal structures.
Ticks also can get inside homes by hitchhiking inside on pets, people or attaching to our clothing.