April 15, 2022
Have you ever had a tick bite? While many pests bite, ticks are particularly concerning because of the risks they pose. A tick bite may cause you to worry about possible illnesses; luckily, not all ticks will make you sick, but it’s still wise to avoid these parasitic pests as much as possible.
Ticks aren’t just a problem when spending time out in nature. They invade properties and live around your yard. In this in-depth guidebook, find out how to get effective tick control for your Windsor Township yard.
How To Identify A Tick
You may know what ticks look like, but it is difficult to tell them apart from other pests such as bed bugs. Therefore, it’s helpful to know a few characteristics to identify ticks. These pests have eight legs and are arachnids, making them related to spiders and scorpions.
They have oval-shaped bodies that become engorged after eating a blood meal but otherwise appear flat. Ticks can have a variety of markings and colors, but they are usually brown, black, or tan with some brighter colored markings.
The Dangerous Diseases Ticks Are Known To Spread
Ticks carry many pathogens that cause diseases in humans. Some of the most notorious tick-borne illnesses are anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. At the same time, some risks are involved if bitten, but not all ticks in Windsor Township have these illnesses.
You’ve probably heard of Lyme disease and maybe know about the notorious symptom. If bitten by a tick with Lyme disease, it’s common to get a bulls-eye patterned rash around the bite mark. However, many other tick-borne illnesses don’t have this or any noticeable symptoms. So, if you think a tick has bitten you, it’s wise to contact your doctor to be safe.
Five Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Ticks While Out And About
If you’re trying to protect your yard from ticks, it’s best to contact the Windsor Township pest control experts at Lemonade Pest Control LLC. But, there are some steps you should take any time you’re outdoors, primarily if the area is known to have ticks. You can protect yourself by following these tips:
- Wear long-sleeved pants and shirts when hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreational activities.
- Stay on established paths and avoid overgrown brush where ticks tend to wait.
- Use a tick-repellant product. There are many options available at stores.
- Put on light-colored clothing that makes you less noticeable to ticks.
- Check your body for ticks after returning home. Ticks attach to a host by embedding their heads into the skin. Then, they slowly drink blood until they become full and drop off. So, you can check for actual ticks or any bite marks.
If you’re concerned about tick problems around your yard, there are also steps you can take to keep these parasites at bay.
The Best Way To Keep Ticks Away From Your Yard
Ticks generally arrive in yards on other pests such as rodents and wildlife. Pets can also bring ticks on their bodies, like dogs and cats. The best way to deter ticks is to protect your property from other invasive pests. Our team at Lemonade Pest Control LLC works with you to prevent rodents and wildlife that ticks use as their hosts, and we also remove any current tick infestations.
Our tick control options are comprehensive and customizable. Contact us today to request a home pest control quote or inspection.