What are ticks?
Ticks are small arachnids that belong to the same family as spiders. They are parasitic and feed on the blood of animals, including humans.
What diseases can ticks transmit?
Ticks can transmit various diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and tick-borne encephalitis. These diseases can cause severe illness and long-term complications if not treated promptly.
How do I know if I have a tick infestation?
Signs of a tick infestation include finding ticks on yourself, family members, or pets, as well as noticing an increased presence of ticks in your outdoor spaces.
How can I protect myself and my family from ticks?
Wearing protective clothing, using insect repellents, conducting regular tick checks, and implementing tick control measures in your home and yard are effective ways to protect against ticks.
What should I do if I find a tick attached to my skin?
Using fine-tipped tweezers, grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible and pull upward with steady pressure. Clean the area with antiseptic after removing the tick.
Can I control ticks on my own?
While there are homeowner sprays for tick control tat can be purchased at the local stores, they are not permanent solutions, as the chemicals that can be purchased at the local stores are very weak and will burn off with the sun’s ultra violet rays rather quickly. I recommend to call us for our help, as we have the proper equipment, lasting chemical spray, and knowledge to eliminate the ticks on your property at a fair charge. Call us today, we’ll make the ticks go away. Townsend Pest Control.
How often should I check for ticks on my pets?
Regular tick checks should be conducted on pets daily, especially after they have been outside in areas where ticks are prevalent. Consult with a veterinarian for suitable tick control products for your pets.