Ticks are a hassle to have around. In addition to being irritating, these pests can be dangerous because they are capable of transmitting a full range of harmful diseases to both humans and animals. When dealing with ticks, taking the proper steps is essential, and there’s information out there regarding each of these steps. Unfortunately, not all of the information out there is accurate. Below, we’ll examine some common tick myths, why they shouldn’t be trusted, and how our tick control company fights these pests in the Cape Coral, FL, area.
Common Tick Myths
There’s a long list of myths surrounding ticks, fighting them, and what to do if you’re bitten. Here are a few of the most common myths and why they shouldn’t be taken seriously:
1. You can test the tick that bit you for Lyme Disease.
While you can test a tick for Lyme Disease, this test won’t tell you the information you’re actually looking for: whether or not this tick was the one that transmitted Lyme Disease to you. And if you’ve been exposed to multiple ticks, one negative test isn’t going to give you the “all clear.” If you’ve been bitten and you think you might have Lyme Disease, turn to a medical professional.
2. Burning a tick is the best way to kill it.
This is one of the most common tick myths out there. Here’s the problem – ticks are protected by a hard exoskeleton, while your skin is not. Attempting to burn off a tick can end up doing more damage to you than the tick, and it can also cause the tick to spit its gut’s contents into the wound. This action significantly increases the chance of disease transmission if the tick is a carrier. To remove ticks, stick to tweezers.
3. If you find a tick on your body, take antibiotics to prevent disease.
Taking unprescribed antibiotics is never a good idea, and it can cause health risks in the future by making antibiotics less effective when you actually need them. If a tick has bitten you, see a medical professional instead of taking unprescribed medications.
How Our Tick Control Company Fights Ticks in Cape Coral
Working with our tick control company means choosing results you can trust. Our team utilizes comprehensive tick control treatments to effectively eliminate these invasive pests and prevent them from returning.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and businesses in these areas:
- Cape Coral
- Fort Myers
- Fort Myers Beach
- Pine Island
- North Fort Myers
- Saint James City
- Bonita Springs
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Cape Coral, contact us today!Back