Ticks are a pain to have around for several reasons. Along with being invasive and spreading quickly, ticks are some of the most dangerous pests that can end up in your outdoor spaces due to the diseases they can carry. It’s helpful to have some knowledge regarding ticks and what to do in the event that you’re bitten, but not all of the information out there can be trusted. Below, we’ll debunk some common tick myths and highlight how our tick control company helps Smyrna, GA residents keep these pests at bay.
Debunking Common Tick Myths
There are several myths out there surrounding ticks and how to deal with them. Here’s a closer look at a few of them:
1. Ticks only live in the woods.
While ticks are more common in wooded areas, they can end up in a wide range of different environments. Ticks feed on animals like mice, deer, and a handful of others, which can transport them to the areas where they frequent. If deer and other animals regularly end up on your property, it’s likely that ticks are also around, which is why it’s important to put measures in place to keep these animals at bay.
2. All tick bites transmit disease.
First, not all tick bites transmit disease simply because not all ticks carry disease. And even if you suffer a bite from a tick that is carrying a disease, there’s no guarantee of transmission. In high-risk areas, only around two percent of deer tick bites result in the transmission of Lyme disease, and ticks generally need to be latched onto you for at least three hours for them to transmit any of the diseases they carry.
3. Ticks burrow under your skin.
Another common tick myth is that these pests burrow under your skin. When ticks bite you, they latch onto your skin and feed until they fall off. No burrowing involved.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Smyrna Residents
Choosing our company’s comprehensive tick control solutions means getting results you can depend on. With our top-notch treatments and our comprehensive prevention, we’ll help you fight ticks and keep them out over time.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and businesses in these areas:
- Sandy Springs
- Pleasant Hill
- Tuxedo Park
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Smyrna, contact us today!Back