They're recorded to have existed for about 90 million years, with over 800 species of tick found across the globe. The good news is only two of the families within the species, Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks), are known to transmit diseases or illnesses to humans. And just like the name suggests, Ixodidae ticks have a hard back plate whereas Argasidae ticks have a soft back plate.
in grassy or woodsy areas and are so small that they can latch onto your skin without you even knowing it. If you find that your home is infested with ticks, we have the right tools and strategies available to help.