Farm Menace: Ticks

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Farm Menace: Ticks

Ticks, if not managed effectively, indeed can be a menace on your farm. Ticks are tiny bugs, about the size of a sesame seed, which feed on blood. Different ticks prefer feeding from different types of animals. Sometimes, a tick will bite a person instead of biting an animal. Ticks can carry diseases such as Lyme’s disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tick-Borne Relapsing fever (TBRF) and many others.

While most tick bites do not result in disease, some do.

Farms make an excellent breeding place for ticks. This is because there are many animals: from cattle to dogs and humans to sheep, making plenty of supply of blood for ticks to feed on.

It is important therefore to avoid ticks on your farm. Read about ticks, their control an management methods by Denis Bbosa.