A long list of pests can creep into your home’s outdoor spaces, and ticks are among the most troublesome. Along with quickly spreading, ticks can carry a handful of dangerous diseases. It’s helpful to have some know-how when dealing with ticks, but there’s a lot of misinformation out there. We’ll look at some of the most common tick-related myths below, along with the steps our tick control company takes to protect Grand Rapids, MI, residents from these pests.
Common Tick Myths
When it comes to ticks, there are many myths floating around about how to handle tick bites. Let’s examine a few of them:
1. Once ticks bite you, you’re infected with a disease.
Although ticks are certainly capable of carrying disease, not all of them do. And even if you are bitten by a tick carrying a disease, a bite doesn’t guarantee transmission. In high-risk areas, only around 2% of deer tick bites result in the transmission of Lyme disease.
2. Use chemicals or heat to get ticks off of you.
Using chemicals and heat to remove ticks from your skin is a common myth to get ticks to release from your skin. Not only can this be dangerous by causing skin irritation or burns, but it can also increase the risk of disease transmission by causing ticks to spit the contents of their guts into the wound. To remove ticks, just grab them with tweezers and pull them away from your skin without twisting.
3. If you’re infected with Lyme disease, a ring-shaped rash will form.
While a ring-shaped rash can certainly indicate Lyme disease, contracting the disease doesn’t always cause a rash to form. If a tick has bitten you and you’re concerned about tick-borne disease, visit a healthcare professional.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Grand Rapids Residents
For tick protection that you can trust, turn to our team of local pest control pros. With our proven approach and the top-of-the-line products we use, we make quick work of active tick populations. And with ongoing treatment, we’ll keep them at bay in the long run.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and businesses located throughout these areas:
- Grand Rapids
- Byron Center
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Grand Rapids, contact us today!Back