Where Do Ticks Live In Florida?

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

Unfortunately, you have to look no farther than in your Northeast Florida backyard to find out where ticks live.

These insidious, creepy and vile arachnids lurk in hidden spaces, waiting to latch onto unsuspecting people and animals. To stop ticks dead in their tracks, trust Jacksonville tick control from Mosquito Squad.

Our expert and highly-trained tick elimination team is truly expert and professional, and knows exactly where those little bloodthirsty monsters are, how to find them, and how to get rid of them before they bite.

So, exactly where do ticks live in Florida? Take your backyard, for instance.

Life and landscapes in Florida are second to none, with beautifully sculpted gardens and lush grasses. But it’s those thick grasses and dense vegetation where ticks live, for starters.

They seek out thick natural areas to hide and thrive, just waiting to find their way to their next bloodmeal victim.

Ticks live in your Northeast Florida yard, landscaping, and the extremities of your property.

Ticks dwell in the most obscure places you can think of. Long grasses and wooded areas are their most favorite nesting places.

So be mindful of these tips to ensure that your property doesn’t put out the welcome mat for them. We call them the 6 Cs of Tick Control.

CLEAR OUT: Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers.

CLEAN: Clear out leaf litter by cleaning it around the house and lawn edges. And keep your lawn mowed short.

CHOOSE PLANTS: Select plants that will not attract deer, as ticks love latching onto them. Learn which plants deter deer from HGTV.

CHECK HIDING PLACES: Check their hiding places often -- fences, brick walls, and patio retaining walls are popular tick hiding places.

CARE FOR FAMILY PETS: Wandering family pets are prime targets for ticks to host on and they can unknowingly carry infected ticks into your home. Speak to your veterinarian about using tick collars and sprays.

CALL THE PROS: Mosquito Squad professional tick control offers two levels of service to eliminate ticks before they get to you. Our traditional mosquito control mist kills adult ticks on contact, while tick tubes are highly effective when we place them around your property to entice mice. The treated cotton inside the tubes effectively eliminates ticks. When mice carry it into their bedding, their nest becomes an area where ticks cannot survive.

What Kind of Ticks Cause the Greatest Concern, Here in The Greater Jacksonville, Florida, Area?

THE DEER TICK: Also known as the black-legged tick, is a hard-bodied species of tick. When unfed, its body is generally black. After feeding, it becomes engorged, and its abdomen turns a light-gray or blue color. Deer ticks are the primary vector of Lyme disease and should be removed as fast as possible.

THE AMERICAN DOG TICK: Also known as the wood tick, is a colorful one that lives in wooded areas, tall grass, or places that are highly shrubbed.

THE BROWN DOG TICK: Also known as the kennel tick, is a reddish-brown tick that can live indoors for its entire lifecycle. This tick is also longer than others and lacks ornamentation on its back. As its name suggests, it typically feeds on dogs as a preferred host. Fido, beware!

THE LONE STAR TICK: It thrives in wooded areas with thick underbrush, where its mature forms feed primarily on white-tailed deer. These ticks are named for a white, star-shaped spot near the center of the adult female’s back.

Why Choose Mosquito Squad for Jacksonville Tick Control?

Locally-owned, nationally-recognized, and highly-regarded by our clients, Mosquito Squad’s knowledgeable and dedicated tick control tactics aim to eradicate them and the diseases they spread, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Rickettsia parkeri, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness or STARI, and Lyme Disease.

Between our proven trusted treatments, and your diligence in keeping your backyard clear of those favorite nesting places, ticks will become one less thing to worry about.

Tick season in Northeast Florida virtually never ends, so be prepared with Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida’s trusted Jacksonville tick control. Call (904) 844-0816.