Tick Talk: Understanding The Dangers And How To Prevent Them
June 7, 2023 - Ticks
Author - Tom Miche
Ticks are tiny arachnids that love nothing more than to latch onto unsuspecting humans or animals to feast on their blood for dinner. If you’re like most other homeowners, dealing with ticks in your yard is a constant struggle. You spend hours landscaping and maintaining your yard only to have it infested with these pesky little creatures. And they're not just annoying, but they can transmit a multitude of diseases, some of which can be quite harmful if left untreated.
Fortunately, Miche Pest Control provides the most effective solutions to get rid of ticks in your yard, so you can go back to enjoying it without worrying where you step. So, if you're ready to learn more about these critters and why pest control experts are the best way to wipe them out, grab your tick spray, put on your long pants, and keep on reading.
How Common Ticks Get Around
Ticks are sneaky little creatures that can get around in a variety of ways. They love to hitch free rides on humans or animals before dropping off in a new location to start their feeding frenzy. They’ll patiently wait within lush vegetation for their next host, or victim, to saunter past so they can latch themselves onto them for a hearty meal. That's why it's essential to be vigilant when you're in areas where ticks may be present.
Because they can attach themselves to your gear or clothing, make sure to check yourself, your pets, and your belongings as soon as you come home from being outside. Interestingly, ticks are also capable of moving from one host to another that are in close proximity. So, if you think these critters have crept into your yard, reach out to a reputable tick control company to schedule a thorough pest inspection.
The Diseases Ticks Are Capable Of Spreading
Have you ever heard of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, Lyme disease, or anaplasmosis? If not, these are just a handful of diseases that ticks can spread to humans and animals. Common symptoms of these illnesses can include a distinct rash, fatigue, headache, and fever. Some people may experience severe symptoms that require medical attention. That's why it's crucial to take a proactive stance to prevent being bitten by ticks. For the ultimate tick protection for your property, consult with a qualified pest management company for further guidance.
Five Handy Tips To Protect Yourself From Tick Bites
Effective tick control starts with prevention. Ticks are capable of spreading a wide range of diseases, some of which can be extremely serious or even life-threatening. This makes preventing their bites even more imperative. It's important to protect yourself if you live in or visit areas where ticks are prevalent, such as heavily wooded areas or brushy fields with tall grass. Before you head out, look over our top five tips first:
Cover up as much skin as possible by wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes.
Tuck your pant legs into your socks to reduce exposed skin while walking.
Apply a tick repellent that contains 20% to 30% DEET as the active ingredient.
Wear light-colored clothing to spot ticks easily.
Avoid venturing into tick-infested areas entirely.
If you require assistance with tick removal in your yard, give Miche Pest Control a call so we can schedule a consultation.
The Best Tick Control For Around Your Home And Yard
If you’re on a mission to eliminate different types of ticks from your property, there's no better place to turn to than professionals with a proven track record of eliminating these critters. Even the best do-it-yourself (DIY) tricks can't compare to the results that our experts from Miche Pest Control provide. We possess the knowledge, background, and skills to identify the specific pest invaders so we can develop the most effective action plan to obliterate them. Let’s start working on your complimentary estimate today!
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