Ticks are a terrible nuisance to have lurking around your home. These tiny arachnids live in shaded areas and can crawl up your leg and bite you before you’ve felt a thing. With their ability to transmit harmful infections such as Lyme disease, this is a serious threat to the peace and security of your yard. At Mosquito Hunters™, we have spent years developing a reputation as the most reliable tick control company in the Columbia area. Our service is fast, effective, affordable, and hassle-free.
To get started, let’s go over some common myths about what to do after a tick bite.
Common Tick Myths Debunked
Myth #1: Using liquid to remove a tick. When you discover a tick attached to your body, resist the urge to apply any sort of substance to the area. This will only agitate the tick and increase your chances of catching Lyme disease. Instead, use a pair of tweezers and pull the creature out carefully, making sure to get the entire body.
Myth #2: Burn the tick. Using fire to kill an attached tick is a terrible idea. Not only will it not work, but you’ll burn your own skin in the process.
Myth #3: Take antibiotics right away. Don’t just assume you’ve been infected with Lyme disease after a tick bite. If you discover it quickly and remove the creature with tweezers, you are likely in the clear. Only take antibiotics if your doctor has diagnosed you with Lyme disease and prescribed them to you.
Myth #4: Test the tick. There’s no need to take the tick that bit you to a lab to be tested for Lyme disease. This will only confirm if the tick is a carrier, and will tell you nothing about your own condition.
The Tick Control Company Columbia Residents Trust
Thanks to our detailed approach to tick control, Mosquito Hunters can deliver consistent results for every home. In fact, we include our hassle-free Client Happiness Promise to ensure our work always meets our high standards. So, if you have any ongoing issues after our visit, please give us a call right away, and we’ll return to make things right.
Our convenient tick control treatments are available throughout:
- Ellicott City
- and the surrounding areas
To learn more about our professional tick control company in Columbia, contact Mosquito Hunters today!