What are ticks and mites? A tick is a small bug that feeds on blood. They hunt by latching onto hosts as they walk through tick-infested habitats like grass or brush. After they cling to a host, they attach themselves to the body and feed for hours or even days.
A mite is smaller than a tick, but it feeds off a host the same way. The difference is, mites feed off of dead skin as opposed to blood. Both ticks and mites transmit diseases, propagate easily, and become a big problem quickly.
Common Ticks and Mites Include:
Whatever variety of tick or mite plagues your home, you shouldn’t ignore them. If you have a problem with one of these pesky pests, read about specific breeds below. When you’re ready to wipe out your tick or mite problem for good, use the box at the bottom to contact Plunkett’s today.