This year, ticks are a significant worry for our clients and California residents. Compared to past winters, this one was mild, which prevented the natural tick eradication that regular freezing winters bring about. Tick season traditionally starts when the weather warms up, and as spring advances, homeowners are more worried about ticks attacking their family members and pets.
Once hooked to a host, ticks can spread disease to humans and animals in a few minutes or as long as a few days. We’ve provided a summary of tick-borne conditions below for your protection so you can be ready.
How to Prevent Getting Tick Bite
We advise you to take precautions before going outside because tick activity is higher than usual this year. You might contact sick ticks when walking your dog, relaxing in the park, or in any other situation, including tall grasses. Dangerous ticks can thrive even in your backyard.
The CDC offers a thorough overview of ticks, tick bite symptoms, and tick prevention. Utilizing insect repellent, getting rid of ticks immediately, using pesticides, and limiting tick habitat are all ways to avoid Lyme disease.
We’ll go over these suggested techniques and your options below.
It is advised to use treatments with permethrin as their active ingredient to treat boots and garments. Use EPA-registered insect repellents with DEET and other authorized compounds to spritz all exposed skin.
Getting Rid of Ticks Quickly
Avoid attempting to remove a tick in any way other than the CDC’s suggested methods, including twisting, covering it with Vaseline or petroleum jelly, squeezing, burning with a match or lighter, or applying nail paint. Use tweezers to catch the tick as close to the skin as possible and drag it upward instead.
How can I naturally get rid of ticks?
According to the CDC, some insect repellent products in the US are now exempt from EPA certification. The EPA assessed the safety of the active components in these unregistered goods in the 1990s (but not effectiveness). The EPA concluded that the all-natural plant oils used in insect repellent products, such as peppermint, thyme, eucalyptus, garlic, etc., were safe for people and posed little harm to human health. According to the EPA, these items are all-natural and don’t need to be registered.
This indicates that the EPA has not evaluated the effectiveness of essential oils, but they have been deemed safe for topical application. When using natural tick repellent and cures, proceed with extreme caution.
It is essential to use the right tick repellent if you intend to leave your yard. Find the best repellent for you using the EPA’s tool, considering your time outdoors, the specific pest you need to avoid, and other factors.
Where can I get tick prevention close by?
Knowing what to look for when choosing a company is the best way to locate a reputable pest control service that offers tick treatments. Before subscribing to a seasonal tick service, it is crucial to speak with each firm that offers tick services to residential homes to learn more about their offerings. When selecting the best pest control business to treat your yard for ticks, ask them about pesticide usage, service guarantees, treatment frequency, and their degree of competence.
For more information on tick control, contact Carlsbad Pest Control.