Several different pests can show up in your yard. Among these pests, ticks can be some of the most dangerous. Because of the diseases these pests can carry, it’s important to have some knowledge regarding how to effectively deal with them and what to do if you’re bitten. There’s plenty of information on ticks out there, but it can be tricky to discern fact from fiction. Below, we’ll take you through a few common tick myths, some reasons to avoid this information, and how our tick control company helps Iowa City, IA area residents keep these pests at bay in the long run.
Common Tick Myths
There’s a long list of tick myths out there. Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths out there surrounding ticks and how to deal with them:
1. Ticks burrow under the skin.
A common myth is that ticks have the ability to burrow under your skin. When ticks bite you, they latch onto your skin to feed on your blood. Once they’ve had their fill, they’ll simply drop off of you. And even though the skin may swell around their heads when you’re bitten, they won’t burrow inside your skin.
2. Ticks only live in the woods.
While ticks are more common in wooded areas, they can exist in other areas. Ticks can ride all over the place in the fur of the animals they feed on, which is how they can end up in covered areas or spaces with tall grass that surround your home.
3. Use heat or chemicals to remove ticks.
Attempting to get ticks off your skin by using chemicals or a lighter can injure you more than the tick. And if you do end up damaging ticks while they’re attached to you, it can cause them to spit their gut contents into the wound and increase the risk of disease transmission.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Iowa City Area Residents
Our tick control company uses some of the most effective products and equipment in the industry to help you fight ticks. And with our ongoing treatment option, you’ll be able to keep ticks at bay and feel more comfortable in your outdoor spaces in the long run.
We serve homeowners and businesses located in these areas:
- Iowa City
- North Liberty
- Mount Vernon
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Iowa City, contact us today!Back