Among all the pests out there, ticks are some of the most troublesome. Along with being extremely invasive, ticks can carry a handful of dangerous diseases that make managing their numbers essential. When dealing with ticks, it’s crucial to have a little know-how. There’s endless information available about ticks and how to deal with a bite, but not all of it can be trusted. Below, we’ll examine some common tick myths, why they can’t be relied on, and how our tick control company protects residents of West Chester, OH, from these invasive pests.
Common Tick Myths
There’s an endless list of tick myths out there. Here are some of the most common and why this information should be avoided:
1. Once ticks bite you, you’re infected with a disease.
Not all ticks are carriers of disease. And even if a tick carries a disease, there’s no guarantee you’ll be infected. Only around 2% of deer tick bites end in the transmission of Lyme disease. Ticks need to be attached to you for at least three hours, depending on the disease, which is why it’s essential to check for them constantly and get them off quickly.
2. Use chemicals or heat to get ticks off of you.
This is a prevalent tick myth that can quickly end in skin irritation or burns. This myth claims to help ticks “release” from your skin. In truth, it can cause them to spit their guts’ contents into the wound, making disease transmission more likely. To remove ticks, simply pull them away from your skin with tweezers.
3. A ring-shaped rash will form if you’re infected with Lyme disease.
Although a ring-shaped rash is a common sign of Lyme disease, you can still contract the disease without developing a rash. If you’re concerned about tick-borne disease after a bite, contact a healthcare professional.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects West Chester Residents
Working with our team means working with industry experts. We utilize comprehensive tick control solutions to quickly eliminate active populations. And with our ongoing treatment plans, we’ll protect your yard from these pests in the long run.
Our company proudly offers tick control services for homeowners and businesses in:
- West Chester
- Liberty Township
- Olde West Chester
- Butler County
- Warren County
- And throughout the neighboring communities
To get started with our tick control company in West Chester, contact us today!Back