Ticks are a very serious species of pests that need to be exterminated as soon as they’re found. In Georgia specifically, there are three main types of ticks that you can encounter.
Those ticks are:
• Lone Star Tick
• American Dog Tick
• Black-Legged Tick
The experts at Ameritech Pest Solutions can help determine which type of tick you’ve come in contact with. Each type carries different disease and they all bite. While most ticks prefer to feed on animals, such as dogs and deer, they will all settle for feeding on humans as well.
If you live in a home with pets, you need to ensure that you’re taking the necessary precautions to treat them for ticks. Lyme disease is extremely common in the Georgia area and if you find yourself with a rash or joint pain after being bit by a tick, you need to seek medical attention immediately.
If you do find multiple ticks in your home, call Ameritech Pest Solutions right away. Ticks reproduce on a mass scale and very rapidly.
If you find yourself, a family member, or a pet with a tick, here’s how you properly remove it:
1. Use a pair of tweezers and grab the tick as close to the skin as possible.
2. Pull the tick straight up. It is important to not wiggle it around, as the mouth could still stay lodged in the skin.
3. Once the tick is removed, clean the bite area thoroughly with soap and water.
Please note: never kill a tick with your bare fingers.
Call Ameritech Pest Solutions today so we can quickly and effectively remove ticks from your Oxford, Conyers & Snellville, GA homes.