Ticks are some of the most invasive pests that can creep into your home’s outdoor spaces – they’re also some of the most dangerous. And because of the diseases ticks can carry, it’s essential to know how to deal with them. There’s a lot of tick information out there, but it can be tricky to separate myths from practical advice. Below, we’ll debunk a few common tick myths and go through how our tick control company protects Spring, TX, residents from these pests.
Common Tick Myths
There are several tick myths out there. Let’s take a look at some of the most common and why they should be avoided:
1. All ticks carry Lyme disease.
A common myth is that all ticks carry Lyme disease. In truth, not all ticks carry Lyme disease, and not all species of ticks are even capable of carrying Lyme disease. Some species of deer tick are known carriers, but even in high-risk areas, only around two percent of bites from these ticks end in Lyme disease transmission. Ticks also carry the Bourbon Virus, Heartland Virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and a handful of other diseases.
2. Ticks only live in the woods.
Ticks do well in wooded spaces simply because of the dense cover and plentiful food sources they offer. But ticks can hitch a ride into your home’s outdoor spaces from mice, deer, and other animals, which is why it’s important to eliminate environmental risks that attract them.
3. Use heat or chemicals to remove ticks.
To get ticks off of you, skip the lighters and chemicals. Using these methods can easily lead to burns or skin irritation, and it also increases the risk of disease by damaging the tick while it’s still attached to you. Using tweezers to pull these pests off your skin is a much safer removal method.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Spring Residents
For protection you can trust, leave tick control to the pros at Mosquito Hunters™. Our company uses advanced treatments to quickly eliminate active tick populations. And with ongoing treatments, we’ll help you keep them at bay in the long run.
Our tick control company uses comprehensive treatments to protect homeowners and businesses in these areas:
- Harris County
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Spring, contact us today!Back