What are ticks?
ARE TICKS DANGEROUS?For the most part, ticks are relatively harmless and don't cause any noticeable symptoms. There are those who are allergic to ticks and can experience pain and swelling at the bite site, rashes, blisters, a burning sensation at the bite site, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing. There are some species that can be very dangerous as they do transmit disease.
Several tick-borne diseases are:
- Lyme Disease
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses
- Tick-borne Relapsing Fever
Of these diseases, the most frequently diagnosed tick-borne disease in the U.S. is Lyme disease. Tick-borne diseases can result in full body rashes, red spots and rashes near the bite, nausea, weakness, fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes.
WHY DO I HAVE A TICK PROBLEM?Ticks are most commonly encountered when you venture outside. If you are experiencing ticks in your own yard, this could mean you are having a lot of animal traffic in your area. If you are not finding ticks on yourself but you are finding them on your pets, be sure to check them regularly. In most cases the ticks you’re experiencing are coming from outside as they thrive outside more than they do inside.
HOW DO I GET RID OF TICKS?Your vet can help you come up with a game plan to help reduce exposure of your pets to ticks. Overgrown vegetation and longer grass are also areas that attract ticks. Call Recon Pest Services today to help reduce populations of ticks on your property.
Q: How do I remove ticks from myself or my dog?
A: When removing ticks, use tweezers. Another common way is to heat the tip of the nail and place it on the backside of the tick causing it to release its hold. It is very crucial to make sure you get the entire insect. A lot of times the head has been burrowed into the skin and can cause infection if not removed properly.
Q: Can I get a veterinarian flea treatment to help keep ticks away from my pets?
A: It is common to get help from your vet in matters like this. It is best to consult your vet in order to know what your pet needs.
Q: Why am I seeing more ticks this particular year versus other years?
A: Weather has a big impact on a number of different insects‘ activity. Weather can cause more suitable living conditions one year and not so much the next.