Ticks are some of the most troublesome pests out there. In addition to being invasive and spreading quickly, ticks can also present a significant health risk. Because of the diseases they can carry, it’s important to have some knowledge about ticks and what to do if one of them bites you. And while there’s plenty of tick information out there, not all of it can be trusted. Below, we’ll debunk some common tick myths and walk you through some of the steps our tick control company takes to protect Holland, MI, residents from these harmful pests at home.
Debunking Common Tick Myths
There are several myths out there surrounding ticks and how to deal with them. Here’s a closer look at a few of them:
1. Ticks only live in the woods.
Although ticks are certainly more common in wooded areas, they can thrive anywhere they have sufficient cover and a food source. Because ticks feed on mice, deer, and other animals, they’re likely to be anywhere these animals frequent, potentially including the outdoor spaces surrounding your home.
2. All tick bites transmit disease.
Another common tick myth is that every tick bite ends in the transmission of a disease. First of all, not all ticks carry disease. Also, even if you’re bitten by a tick carrying a disease, there’s no guarantee that disease will be transmitted to you. In fact, deer tick bites in high-risk areas only result in Lyme disease transmission around two percent of the time. If a tick has bitten you and you’re concerned about tick-borne disease, follow up with a medical professional.
3. Ticks burrow under your skin.
When a tick bites you, it will latch onto your skin, feed, then fall off. These pests, thankfully, don’t burrow under our skin.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Holland Residents
Working with our tick control company means getting protection you can depend on. Our team uses a multi-step prevention plan and cutting-edge pest control products to help you fight off ticks and keep them out over time.
Our tick control company uses comprehensive treatments to protect homeowners and businesses in these areas:
- Grand Haven
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Holland, contact us today!Back