Among all the pests that can take over your home’s outdoor spaces, ticks are some of the most dangerous. And because of the potential health risks that come with tick infestations, it’s essential to know how to deal with them and what to do if you’re bitten. Unfortunately, not all of the information out there about ticks 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 help Spartanburg, SC, residents fight these pests.
Debunking Common Tick Myths
It’s not always easy to separate tick myths and the truth. Let’s take a closer look at some common myths to give you a head start:
1. Ticks only live in the woods.
Ticks thrive in wooded areas because of the shelter and food sources available to them. However, because ticks feed on animals like deer and mice, they can end up anywhere these animals go. Because of the animals they feed on, ticks can easily end up in the outdoor areas surrounding your home. This is why it’s important to manage your property in a way that eliminates hiding places for small animals and keeps deer from coming too close.
2. All tick bites transmit disease.
This is a common myth, and it leads to paranoia surrounding tick bites. While ticks can certainly carry disease, not all of them do. And even in high-risk areas, only around two percent of deer tick bites lead to Lyme disease transmission. To transmit Lyme disease and other diseases, ticks generally need to be attached to you for at least three hours.
3. Ticks burrow under your skin.
When a tick bites you, it will latch onto your skin, feed until it gets its fill, then simply fall off. Though your skin may swell around their heads if you’re bitten, these pests do not burrow under your skin.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Spartanburg Residents
Choosing the services offered by our tick control company means getting dependable protection and headache-free service. We’ll treat your yard for ticks and work with you to eliminate the risk factors that attract tick-carrying animals, helping you keep them under control over time.
Our tick control company serves home and commercial property owners in these areas:
- Boiling Spring
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Spartanburg, contact us today!Back