Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Ticks can be bad in some areas, depending on where you live. These tiny pests can cause quite a problem for you if you have been bitten by one. They carry Lyme disease, which can be deadly if not treated. Treatment for Lyme disease entails a lot of medicine and ongoing visits to the doctor, as well as quite a stretch of not feeling like yourself. Preventing a tick bite is key, but this can be difficult. See below for tips on how to prevent a tick bite and how to properly remove a tick if bitten.
Prevent Tick Bites
If you live in an area that is heavily wooded, you may want to think about having the area sprayed to cut down on the tick population. There are services that will spray the area to help get rid of these pests outside to prevent bites that can affect your pets or family. Keep the grass cut and weeds trimmed around your yard where ticks may be hiding. Spray down patio furniture before entertaining and shake out pillows and cushions. Wearing hats while outside, as well as long sleeves and socks and shoes can help prevent ticks from getting onto your skin. Be sure to check yourself after being outside to ensure you don't have any ticks on you. Check the family pet as well.
Removing A Tick
Removing a tick is essential. If one has already latched onto you, you should pull it off gently, being sure to get all of it off. If the tick has started to embed itself, you'll need to pull it out using tweezers, making sure you get its head, as well as the body. Clean the affected area with rubbing alcohol. If the tick has completely embedded itself, you should seek medical attention to have it removed by a professional. Don't try to remove it yourself as you can damage your skin and could cause more harm than good. You'll also need to be checked and tested for Lyme disease. If you aren't sure about how to remove a tick, or can't get it out of your skin, be sure to seek medical help. It's best to be safe than sorry.
Ticks are small, but they can cause big problems if not treated. Contact a pest control specialist about your options for tick spraying treatments to help decrease the population and prevent bites.