There are several invasive pests out there that can take over your yard. Among all these pests, ticks can be some of the most dangerous. Due to the diseases they’re capable of carrying, it’s important to have some tick knowledge on hand. And while there’s a lot of information out there surrounding ticks and how to deal with them, not all of it is accurate. Below, we’ll walk you through a few common tick myths, why they should be avoided, and some of the steps our tick control company takes to protect Mechanicsville, VA residents from these pests.
Common Tick Myths
It’s not always easy to discern tick control fact from fiction. Here are a few common tick myths and why they should be ignored:
1. All ticks carry Lyme disease.
This is one of the most common tick myths out there. Although ticks are certainly capable of carrying Lyme disease, not all of them do. Certain species of deer ticks carry Lyme disease, and only around two percent of deer tick bites result in Lyme disease even in high-risk areas. Ticks are also capable of carrying a wide range of other diseases, including Heartland Virus, Bourbon Virus, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
2. Ticks only live in the woods.
While wooded areas are certainly the preferred environment of ticks, the animals they feed on can carry them to several other environments. This is how ticks can end up in patches of tall grass in your yard, which is why it’s important to be wary of these pests even when you’re not in the woods.
3. Use heat or chemicals to remove ticks.
We’ve all heard the wives’ tale about getting ticks off with a lighter, but using heat and chemical irritants to try and get ticks off can end in burns and skin irritation. To get ticks off, stick to using tweezers.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Mechanicsville Residents
To effectively fight ticks without the headaches of taking them on by yourself, turn to the pros. We’ll eliminate these pests and help you manage your property in a way that helps keep numbers down in the long run. And with ongoing treatment, we’ll establish and maintain a barrier that keeps them at bay season after season.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and businesses in these areas:
- Glen Allen
- Northwest Richmond
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Mechanicsville, contact us today!