|How to get rid of ticks
How to get rid of ticks
What is a tick?
A tick is a small, blood-sucking mite. Normally it lives on blood from larger animals, like deer, but it may also attach itself to humans. The tick sits on tall grass and trees, waiting for a possible \'host\' to walk by. If a tick attaches itself to someone, it will typically find its way to a warm, moist and dark place on the body. It will then insert a probe into the skin and begin sucking blood. In most cases the tick will leave after a while, or the host will get rid of it without any harm having been done.
Ticks come in with pets that are outdoors. If you have a lot of long grass around your home, you might want to consider chopping down this grass so that the ticks do not get on your pets. The ticks will sit in the grass and wait for a dog or cat to come by. If you live by a greenbelt, make sure that your pets do not go into the greenbelt because they can get a lot of ticks from the shrubs and plants in the green belt. If you take your dog for walks in the woods, make sure to check you and your dog for any ticks.
Ticks are one of the largest carriers of disease in the world, second only to mosquitoes. Many people who become sick after a tick bite have been infected by tick-borne illnesses. Ticks can carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever as well as many others. Treatment by antibiotics should be started if there are any signs of a tick borne illness. The types of diseases carried by a tick can vary greatly depending on the geographical area in which the tick bite occurs.
Control avd prevention - How to get rid of ticks
# Keeping your children out of the woods will help get rid of ticks as well. Of course, we all know that in the summer this is next to impossible, so if your kids are playing outdoors, make sure to check them for ticks at least twice a day. Thoroughly examine the small of their back, the back of their necks, behind their ears, and their hair. If they\'ll listen, tell them to avoid playing in tall grasses; this is where you\'ll find the most ticks in any given environment.
# The most pragmatic approach to getting rid of ticks and keeping them off of you is to use an insect repellent with DEET. I know it smells and tastes awful--it makes my tongue numb--but DEET really is the best thing for keeping ticks away. Make sure to get all of your body, including your legs and arms, even if they\'re covered like I told you to do, but most of all make sure you get DEET on the small of your back, the back of your neck, and on your head. You don\'t have to wipe it all over your face, but spraying a little in your hair won\'t hurt.
Other way of removal - How to get rid of ticks
To remove a tick, carefully scoop under the tick\'s body and pull slowly and gently. A slow and gentle pull will cause the mouth to release so the head doesn\'t get stuck. Do not twist; this may cause the head to break off. If the head remains, it could cause infection. Blunt tweezers work well.