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Ticks: Separating the Facts from Myths

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Ticks: Separating the Facts from Myths

December 20, 2023

What do you know about ticks?

Or better yet, what do you think you know about ticks? There is a wide range of information when it comes to ticks, their behavior, how they hunt for prey. Even how to remove ticks. Some of it is misguided. The important thing is to make yourself aware of the facts so you are prepared to combat those nasty bites.

Let’s start with tick’s habits and tendencies. You’ve probably noticed that most bugs hibernate during the colder seasons, and ticks are no exception. In North Carolina, it never truly gets cold enough for ticks to bite the dust Ticks tunnel underground when the season changes. They sleep as well during this time. Subsequently, the more extended the colder weather, the more prominent the tick population will be the coming season. Moreover, ticks become dynamic when temperatures surpass 45 degrees. We think in the Triad area of North Carolina that "it's really cold outside", however for ticks this temperature range is their morning reminder. So be aware of their conceivable movement as temperatures rise.

Maps of where types of ticks in the U.S. live.

Ticks are somewhat sluggish. They can't fly and don't actually bounce. They drop onto individuals from a higher place. Ticks go after people and creatures by locking onto them as they brush past tall grass or low plants. They then, at that point, move around to a warm spot to have the best option to bite the host. While doing this, ticks discharge a sedative, desensitizing the region to hold back from being identified. Subsequent to appending to a host, ticks will stay attached for hours, days or even weeks, not only for a couple of moments like mosquitoes. Assuming you find a tick on yourself or a tick on your canine, don't sit tight for it to leave all alone, eliminate it right away. While eliminating a tick it is critical to not leave any part appended to the host.. You can purchase a tick removal tool, or just use a pair of sanitized tweezers to remove the tick, do not try to burn it out. To remove the tick, grasp it firmly by the head with your tweezers or tick removal tool, then pull straight up, do not twist while removing the tick. If any part of the tick remains attached just remove it with your tweezers and then sanitize the bite area. After removing a tick it is important to dispose of it. The can put it in a sealed container, wrap it with tape and throw it away, or drown it. Never crush a tick with your bare hands.

Disease from Ticks

Rising tick populations in America brings the heightened danger of tick-borne disease. If you think of mosquitoes as a more dangerous bug, you wouldn’t be wrong as they are responsible for over a thousand deaths in America each year. Ticks infect more individuals in America numbering in the many thousands. If Lyme Disease isn't caught and treated in the beginning phases it can change the remainder of an individual's whole life. Lyme illness is no little matter and the quantity of detailed cases in America expands each year. The effects of Lyme Disease incorporate a brand name "bulls-eye" rash and numerous influenza like manifestations. The rash isn't always recognizable, and that implies many cases go unreported in light of the fact that individuals think they simply have a cold.

Tick burrowing in skin.

Protecting yourself and your family from ticks and Lyme disease should be a priority for this season. Do you have a plan for protection in place? At Mosquito Squad, we are the authority in protecting people in the Greensboro - Winston Salem area from mosquitoes and ticks. Receive $50 off a season package. Give us a call at 336-617-5268, or email us at to find out how we can help protect you from ticks and mosquitoes this season.