Since writing the post on bed bugs and ticks in April, I have noticed that “bed bugs vs ticks” seems to be the top search term every day, and that post has been the top rated one every day since that date. Since many of us will travel over the holidays or have travelers in our homes, I’m going to give you a list of resources that have photos and contact information, so if you wake up one night and find something crawling on the back of your neck, you will be able to know whether you need to go to the doctor the next day, or to start washing everything you have in hot water.
For those of you still wondering how to tell a bed bug from a tick, I have good news for you: if you’re in the South, you now have at least two phone apps to help you identify ticks. So even if you still don’t know what a bed bug is, you’ll be able to tell that it isn’t a tick.
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There’s an app for everything nowadays. You can pay for your lunch with an app, check-in for a flight with an app, and even find out what species of tick is attached to your dog.
Yes, you read that correctly. You can now download a “tick app.” For free. Just go to http://tickapp.tamu.edu.