Fighting ticks on your own is a pain, which is why it’s best to call in the pros. However, because of how dangerous these pests can be, it’s important to have some know-how when it comes to dealing with them. And while there’s plenty of information out there surrounding ticks and what to do if you’re bitten, not all of it is reliable. To help you separate fact from fiction, we’ll debunk some common tick myths below and walk you through some of the steps our tick control company takes to protect Ashburn, VA, residents from these pests.
Debunking Common Tick Myths
There are several common tick myths out there. Here are a few of them and why they should be ignored:
1. Ticks only live in the woods.
Although ticks are more common in wooded spaces, you can run into them in several other environments. Ticks can be transported all over the place by the mice, deer, and other animals they feed on, which is how they can make it into your home’s outdoor spaces. Because of this, it’s essential to maintain outdoor areas that aren’t attractive hiding places for mice or other small animals.
2. All tick bites transmit disease.
Not all ticks carry disease. And when you’re bitten by a tick that is carrying a disease, there’s no guarantee that the disease will be transmitted. In fact, only around two percent of deer tick bites in high-risk areas end in the transmission of Lyme disease. Along with Lyme disease, ticks can carry Heartland Virus, Bourbon Virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and a handful of others.
3. Ticks burrow under your skin.
Ticks latch onto you, but they don’t burrow under your skin. Instead, they’ll feed and fall off once they’ve had their fill, even though the skin may swell around their heads while feeding.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Ashburn Residents
Fighting ticks alone can be a pain, and getting dependable results without outside help isn’t always manageable. Our tick control company employs proven treatments to eliminate these pests quickly. We’ll also help you eliminate environmental factors that can attract these pests to keep their numbers down over time.
Our company is proud to offer professional tick control for residents and businesses in:
- Paeonian Springs
- And the neighboring communities
To get started with our tick control company in Ashburn, contact us today!Back