Ticks are some of the most irritating pests to have around, and they can also be some of the most dangerous. Along with latching onto your skin, ticks can deliver irritating bites and transmit diseases to humans and our pets. There’s a ton of information available about how to deal with ticks, but not all of it is accurate. Below, we’ll highlight some common tick myths, where they go wrong, and how our tick control company fights these pests in the Eau Claire, WI, area.
Common Tick Myths
There’s an endless list of tick myths out there. Here are a few of the most common:
1. You can test the tick that bit you for Lyme Disease.
There’s some truth to this in that you can technically test ticks for Lyme Disease. However, just because a tick has Lyme Disease doesn’t necessarily mean it transmitted the disease to you. Also, if you’re exposed to a single tick, you may have been exposed to more of them, and a single negative test won’t mean that you’re all clear. If a tick bites you, turn to a medical professional instead.
2. Burning a tick will kill it.
This myth is dangerous for a few reasons. First, ticks are protected by a hard exoskeleton, and your skin isn’t. Trying to burn them off can cause more damage to you than the tick. Burning ticks can also cause them to spit the contents of their guts into the bite, increasing the risk of disease. Removing ticks effectively is as simple as using a pair of tweezers.
3. If you find a tick on your body, take antibiotics to prevent disease.
Taking unprescribed antibiotics is never a good idea, especially if you’re not even sure if a disease has been transmitted to you. If a tick bites you, visit a healthcare professional for a diagnosis and, if needed, medication.
How Our Tick Control Company Fights Ticks in Eau Claire
Choosing our tick control company means working with industry pros. We know what it takes to quickly eliminate ticks and prevent them from returning again. We offer our comprehensive tick control service to our neighbors in these areas:
- Eau Claire
- Chippewa Falls
- Rice Lake
- Barron County
- Buffalo County
- Rusk County
- Pepin County
- Dunn County
- Chippewa County
- Eau Claire County
- Western & Northwest Wisconsin
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Eau Claire, contact us today!Back