Flea and Tick Control
Spring has arrived
As we start enjoying our favorite outdoor activities, don’t let your fun be ruined by ticks. Ticks are always a concern that people should remember so they can take the proper precautions to protect themselves when outdoors.
|Adult female blacklegged (deer) tick, a potential vector of
Lyme disease. Photo: Jeff Hahn, U of M Extension
There are two common ticks in Minnesota; the blacklegged tick (also called deer tick) and the American dog tick (also called wood tick). Both ticks are nuisances because they bite to take a blood meal from not only people but also pests including dogs and horses. Blacklegged (deer) ticks are a health problem because they are a potential vector of Lyme disease and other diseases (see Tick-borne disease in Minnesota). Both of these ticks are common in grassy fields and the underbrush