Ticks are some of the most troublesome pests to have around. In addition to their ability to latch onto your skin and deliver irritating bites, ticks can transmit a handful of harmful diseases to you and your pets. A steady stream of information is available on how to deal with ticks and what to do if you’re bitten. However, not all of this information can be trusted. Below, we’ll look at some common tick myths, why they should be ignored, and how our tick control company fights these invasive pests in the Buffalo, NY, area.
Common Tick Myths
There’s a long list of myths surrounding ticks and how to deal with them. Let’s take a look at some of the most common:
1. You can test the tick that bit you for Lyme Disease.
While it is technically true that you can test ticks for Lyme Disease, it doesn’t give you any useful information in practice. Even if a tick tests positive for Lyme Disease, that doesn’t necessarily mean they transmitted the disease to you. Also, if you’ve been exposed to more than one tick, one negative test won’t give you the “all clear.” For a Lyme Disease diagnosis, turn to healthcare professionals.
2. Burning a tick is the best way to kill it.
One of the most common myths out there is that burning ticks is the best way to get them off you. However, ticks are protected by a hard exoskeleton, and your skin isn’t. Attempting to burn ticks off can actually end up doing more damage to you than the tick. For effective tick removal, stick to using tweezers.
3. If you find a tick on your body, take antibiotics to prevent disease.
Taking antibiotics without a prescription is never a good idea, as it can lead to health risks in the future by making future antibiotics less effective. If you’re bitten by a tick and are concerned about disease, see your primary care doctor instead of self-prescribing medication.
How Our Tick Control Company Fights Ticks in Buffalo
Working with our tick control company means working with industry experts. With our proven approach to tick control and cutting-edge pest control products, we make short work of these pests.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and ticks in these areas:
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Buffalo, contact us today!Back