HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BAD TICK SEASON

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BAD TICK SEASON

Most people are aware that ticks can be dangerous to humans and pets. Ticks can carry and transmit Lyme disease and other diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It is important to be educated about ticks and what you can do to help prevent ticks from literally getting under your skin.

The experts at Eco Advantage are here to educate you about ticks and what you can do to help prevent ticks from getting under your skin.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TICKS IN NORTH CAROLINA

In Fayetteville and Hope Mills, there are three types of ticks that are common home and lawn invaders: the dog tick, the Lone Star tick, and the deer tick.

Tick bites can usually be identified by finding the tick offender in the center of a red bump, holding on for dear life. It is incredibly difficult to remove an entire latched-on tick from the body, especially when the head has been embedded for some time. If no tick is present, bites can often be identified through their resulting effects. A circular red ‘bull’s eye’ may begin to form around the circumference of the bite, spreading outwards.

DANGERS OF TICK BITES

Tick bites are important to pay attention to as their bites can be accompanied by a host of severe illnesses and diseases. If you think or know that you have been bitten by a tick and are experiencing unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

Some of the worst of these tick-borne dangers include:

  •   Lyme’s Disease – may cause severe damage to your nervous system. This forces the body to enter a constant stage of exhaustion while fighting off bacteria that may attack your eyes and heart, liver and kidneys, and joints.
  •   The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – bacterial infection that can cause lifelong chronic illness and pain.
  •   Powassan – may cause seizures in young victims, and even death.

Ticks generally are only capable of spreading diseases to the host after being attached for twenty-four hours or longer. However, if a bite is suspected in any way, it is recommended to visit your doctor immediately.

Pets are also vulnerable to these infections as well, which is why prevention medications are important as well as it is vital to do mitigating tick procedures in the Fayetteville and Hope Mills areas.

WHERE ARE TICKS MOST OFTEN FOUND

Ticks are most often found around areas of the lawn and woods that have been allowed to grow and run wild.

Some of the most common spaces homeowners may encounter a tick are the lawn, woods, and heavy shrubbery.

Some methods of mitigating risk of ticks:

  •   Removing harborage spots
  •   Wearing long pants, shirts, and socks
  •   Getting regular pest control from a company you trust

Ticks can be out during any season, if the temperature is right.  Ticks may become active even during winter, as long as the temperatures are above 40 degrees – which makes North Carolina the perfect climate.

PROTECT YOUR FAYETTEVILLE / HOPE MILLS AREA HOME AND FAMILY

Ticks should never be allowed to maintain a presence in your lawn. With just a single bite, they can cause their victims headaches and nausea, paralysis, and even a lifelong diet change. For assistance with tick control and other blood-sucking pests, reach out to the professional pest exterminators at Eco Advantage today.

Eco Advantage Termite and Pest Solutions is your trusted pest and moisture control expert. Whether your home is in Fayetteville or Hope Mills, you can count on Eco Advantage Termite and Pest Solutions to rid your home of pesky rodents, cockroaches, spiders, and other nuisance. Be sure to give us a call today at (910) 425-6415 to learn more about how we can eliminate your rodent and other pests for good!