Ticks are a pest that many underestimate, but once they embed themselves on you, your loved ones, or your pets, they can transmit disease and cause a lot of trouble. It’s important to dispel several myths about tick removal and consider the best options for treatment of your tri-state home, if you’ve seen ticks around.
Ticks are significantly more dangerous than most people realize. Nearly 30,000 people contract Lyme disease each year, and the CDC estimates that 75% of those people contracted Lyme disease from ticks within 100 feet of the home. Ticks can be found in any outdoor space, but especially those with tall grasses. Cases of Lyme disease and tick bites are particularly high in the tri-state area, so the northeast towns in Sussex County or Pike County are particularly at risk. Because there are few outward symptoms of Lyme disease, it often goes untreated until severe consequences result. Find out more about Lyme disease here.
Unfortunately, it’s not only humans who are affected. Your furry friends can get Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens, too! If you find a tick on you or your pet, it is important to remove it immediately with a tool – you can click here to get a Tick Twister or you can use a pair of tweezers. Do not try to remove the tick with home remedies such as burning with a cigarette or smothering with Vaseline. These solutions can cause the tick to regurgitate pathogens into the wound, increasing your overall risk for contracting a disease.
The best way to prevent tick bites is by wearing protective clothing and using effective repellents. Wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and checking yourself for ticks immediately after spending time outdoors are two great ways to help prevent yourself from being exposed to any tick-borne pathogens.
At Masters Pest Control, we also offer a green tick control program that will reduce your risk of exposure around your home, ensuring you, your loved ones, and your pets are able to enjoy the outdoors with no stress. Our team of technicians can inspect your property and provide further information on how to protect yourself from exposure to ticks. To find out more info on ticks, check out tick biology 101 by clicking here.
Masters Pest Control provides tick treatment as well as several bundled pest protection programs to help prevent your home or business from being inundated with inconvenient pests. We treat your space like our own and our well-trained staff has years of experience handling even the most complicated pest problems. Call the masters at 877-546-9575 to schedule a consultation!