In the summer of 2016, I was checking out some bed bug activity in my neighborhood. I knew there had to be more than just a few in some apartments, so I started looking around for ticks. I was so frustrated because I had no idea what kind of ticks I would be getting, so I decided to get a sample of bed bug powder for myself. I started out with the powder at a home-use store.
Bed bugs are not the only kind of tick you can get. There are a variety of different types of ticks, some of which are more aggressive, others are more mild. This is true for all kinds of ticks.
The reason I brought this up is because I often see people on the internet talking about ticks as if they’re the same thing. These are two different things. A tick is a tiny insect that lives on the surface of your skin. When you’re sleeping, a tick is almost impossible to see. It has a small, black body that looks like a tiny mosquito. They do not carry any diseases or parasites, and they’re usually found in the neck, armpit, or groin area.
Ticks are much larger than you may have realized. There are over 1,000 species, and many of them are tiny. The most common are the black and brown dog ticks, which usually live on dogs. There are also Asian dog ticks that live in human bodies. Some people are susceptible to these ticks, and the symptoms can include fatigue and sore skin.
The biggest difference between bed bugs versus ticks is that bed bugs tend to bite at night, while ticks tend to bite during the day. Most people who get bed bugs will usually get them on their skin, and this can be especially bad for people with sensitive skin. A tick bite can cause pain, swelling, redness, and itching.
The biggest difference between bed bugs and ticks? The tick is more likely to be found on your bedsheets than the bed bug. But just like with bed bugs and ticks, if you have bed sheets that you don’t even use, chances are you’ll have bed bugs as well. I know I don’t.
Like most things in life, there is no perfect science, and there is no perfect cure. Tickbites can be prevented by using a tick repellent, but this is only a partial solution, and you may not get rid of all the ticks. Ticks may be removed with a skin-cure cream, or you can try using a tick-repellent, but this is the most expensive option.
With the exception of a few species of bed bugs (the ones that are tiny), the vast majority of bed bugs are not dangerous. However, they do cause some minor irritation, which can lead to itching and redness. Unlike a tick, you can’t get rid of a bed bug with a tick repellent, and there are also no treatments for it.
So if you are going to get rid of a bed bug, you’re going to have to get rid of the tick too. The problem is that both are tiny and hard to see, so finding them is difficult. Ticks are actually very easy to find, and it’s just a matter of being aware of them and trying to avoid them. Since you can’t see them right now, you can’t avoid them.
In the past, the only way I’ve found to see a tick was with a magnifying glass. Today I started using a microscope, and the first thing I noticed was that the tick was moving and wriggling. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to get rid of it. I also had to move my bed. The next day I spotted a few more, and by then they were everywhere.