They are commonly known as ticks. These parasites belong to the family of ixodoideos. They are a dangerous transmissible agent of diseases that affect both humans and animals. Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that can stick as you are going through bushes, plants and grass. Once they stick, ticks move to a warm, moist places, such as the armpits, groin, and hair. At that point they typically attach firmly to the skin and begin to draw blood. Ticks are important because they can transmit bacteria that cause disease. Ticks can be fairly large (about the size of a pencil eraser) or so small that it is almost impossible to see. There are approximately 850 different types of ticks. Ticks can cause a variety of health problems ranging from harmless to serious problems.
It is believed that females of hard and soft body produce a toxin that can cause tick paralysis in children. While most ticks do not carry diseases, some can carry bacteria that can cause: Colorado tick fever, Lyme disease, spotted fever Rocky Mountains, Tularemia ... These diseases, like others, can cause damage heart, nervous system, kidney, adrenal glands and liver, and can cause death.
Watch for symptoms of tick-borne diseases, muscle or joint aches, stiff neck, headache, fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms similar to the flu in the weeks following the bite of this insect. Also, watch for a red spot or rash starting at the bite site. If your environment or home is frequently visited by tick, contact us to offer effective treatment.