November 15, 2018
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One way to find ticks in your yard

Tick dragging is a method of finding ticks in which someone drags a light-colored material, often corduroy or fleece, over grass and other types of habitats. Ticks, which latch onto hosts by reaching into the air with their front legs and waiting for something to brush by, will often cling to this material. After about 30 seconds of dragging, you can flip over the material and count the ticks. They can be removed with masking tape or a lint roller or tweezers and placed in a bag or jar to be safely disposed of (flushed down the toilet). It’s suggested that you wear tick-repellent clothing and perform a thorough tick check after this activity.


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