Among all the pests that can creep into your home’s outdoor spaces, ticks are some of the most dangerous. Due to the dangerous diseases these pests can carry, it’s important to have some knowledge pertaining to dealing with them. And while there’s a lot of information out there about ticks, it’s not always easy to discern myths from practical advice. Below, we’ll highlight some common tick myths, why you should avoid them, and some of the steps our tick control company takes to help Alpharetta, GA area residents fight these pests.
Common Tick Myths
There’s a long list of tick myths out there. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common myths out there surrounding ticks and how to deal with them:
1. All ticks carry Lyme disease.
Although ticks are certainly capable of carrying Lyme disease, not all ticks carry it. Certain kinds of deer ticks are known to carry the disease, and even in high-risk areas, only around two percent of deer tick bites result in the transmission of Lyme disease. Ticks are also capable of carrying a handful of other diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Heartland Virus.
2. Ticks only live in the woods.
Although ticks are certainly more common in the woods, they feed on animals that can take them to other environments. By hitching a ride on mice, deer, and other animals, ticks can also take shelter in fields or patches of tall grass in your yard.
3. Use heat or chemicals to remove ticks.
Attempting to use heat or chemicals to get ticks off your skin can quickly result in burns and irritation. Damaging ticks while they’re attached to you also increases the risk of disease transmission. To remove ticks, simply pull them off with tweezers without twisting.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Alpharetta Area Residents
For effective protection from ticks, call in the pros. Our team uses a multi-step process including inspections and application of our advanced products to make short work of ticks and keep them out in the long run.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and businesses located throughout these areas:
- Johns Creek
- Fulton County
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Alpharetta, contact us today!Back