Did you know? The easiest and safest way to remove a tick is with a tweezer. Do not twist the tick, this might tear the head and mouth parts from the tick's body and can push tick fluids directly into your skin or blood stream. Grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible, then pull the tick out and clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol.
Did you know? Ticks don't jump, fly, or drop from trees onto your head and back. Ticks will crawl up over your entire body; they want to blood feed around the head, neck, and ears of their host, where the skin is thinner and hosts have more trouble grooming.
Remember to check your pets for ticks as soon as they come indoors. Talk with your veterinarian about using tick preventives on your pets and also consider contacting Heritage Pest Control for a well-defined plan based on prevention, monitoring, and control to keep your home always safe from pests.
It's summertime, which means outdoor play, hiking, gardening — and tick bites. Each year, about 300,000 people in the U.S. catch Lyme disease. One step you can take to avoid the nasty critters is to contact Heritage Pest Control for an inspection and customized ticks protection plan to keep your backyard safe for your family.