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Ticks can be hard to avoid because they are out in nature. They are found on hikes and in forests, but can also be found right outside of your back door. These pests are incredibly tiny making them very difficult to spot.
Finding a tick on yourself usually solicits panic mode. And panic mode is the exact opposite of what you need when a tick has latched on to you. It’s important to know and understand best practices for removing a tick from yourself or from someone else – the quicker you remove a tick, the better. Learn the proper way to remove a tick with our tick do's and don'ts list!
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If it hasn’t happened already, chances are you will end up having to remove a tick from yourself, someone else, or your pup at some point. Prepare yourself with the right tips and follow the ‘do list’ below to properly remove a tick that has latched on.
You may have seen some of the advice below while doing a quick Google search on how to remove a tick. These, however, are definitely not recommended for proper tick removal. Below are some things that need to be avoided when removing a tick from yourself or someone else.
In most cases, ticks must be attached for 36-48 hours or more before Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted. Checking yourself for ticks as soon as you come indoors is crucial to prevent yourself from contracting a serious tick-borne illness. If you find one, don’t wait! Remove it immediately.
You may know by now that not all tick species transmit Lyme disease. There are, however, many other tick-borne illnesses, like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. If you experience a tick bite, be alert for symptoms suggestive of tick-borne illness. Consult a physician if you are concerned or if fever, rash, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, or other symptoms of concern develop.
Unfortunately, you cannot completely get rid of ticks because, as we said before, they are a part of nature. This makes proper tick prevention and control methods the key to avoiding a tick-borne illness.
Tick prevention can be as simple as wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants when you walk outside, but the best protection is working with a pest control company and having your yard treated for mosquitoes and ticks.
Our mosquito and tick control service will lower the population of these biting pests on your property. This service reduces your exposure to both ticks and mosquitoes and the health threats they pose. Contact us today to learn how you can get your yard treated!