There are several pests that can end up in your yard. Among all these pests, ticks can be some of the most troublesome. Because of how dangerous ticks can be, it’s important to have some know-how pertaining to dealing with these pests and the steps to take if one of them bites you. However, it can be tricky to separate tick myths from fact. Below, we’ll look at some common tick myths, why they should be ignored, and how our tick control company protects Mahwah, NJ area residents from these invasive pests.
Common Tick Myths
Myths are common when it comes to fighting ticks, getting them off of you, and avoiding them. Here’s a closer look at some of the most common tick myths out there:
1. Ticks burrow under the skin.
There are some fearsome pests out there that can burrow under your skin. Fortunately, ticks are not among them. Ticks simply latch onto your skin, feed, then fall off once they’re full. And though the skin may swell around them as they bite you, they won’t burrow under your skin.
2. Ticks only live in the woods.
Ticks are more common in wooded spaces, but they can live anywhere they have a food source and sufficient cover. Ticks commonly end up in the areas surrounding tall grass due to being transported in the fur of deer and the other animals they feed on. Because of this, it’s important to check yourself and your pets for ticks even when you’re not in the woods.
3. Use heat or chemicals to remove ticks.
Attempting to burn ticks off or remove them with chemicals can quickly lead to injury and skin irritation. And damaging ticks while they’re attached to you can push their saliva into your wound and increase the chances of disease. To remove ticks, simply pull them away from your skin without twisting.
How Our Tick Control Company Protects Mahwah Area Residents
Working with our tick control company means working with local pest control pros who know what it takes to keep ticks at bay in the long run. We’ll place a barrier between your yard and these pests with our top-notch products and our advanced equipment. And with ongoing applications, we’re able to maintain this barrier through the seasons.
Our tick control company serves homeowners and businesses located throughout these areas:
- West Milford
- West Milford
- And throughout the surrounding communities
To get started with our tick control company in Mahwah, contact us today!Back