If working or playing outside, spray clothing and shoes with an insect repellent containing DEET. Also, wearing long-sleeved, close-fitting clothing in forested areas can help prevent ticks from biting your skin. That said, on human hosts, most ticks are found attached at the nape of the neck, just below the hairline. Because deer ticks are so minute — about the size of a sesame seed — they are difficult to spot. Furthermore, deer tick bites are not accompanied by the redness and discomfort associated with dog ticks; however, the bite still can transmit disease, in particular, Lyme disease. If you find a tick on your body, remove it with tweezers as close to its mouthparts as possible. Do not squeeze the body of the tick or touch it with a burned match, as this can cause the tick to regurgitate, pushing dangerous bacteria into the wound. If you are concerned about deer ticks affecting the well-being of your family and pets, contact a trusted pest control professional to find out proper treatment options. Learn more about deer tick extermination services now.