While infections can result from tick bites in any U.S. state, they are more prevalent in South Carolina than in many others.
One big problem is that they can lead to Lyme disease, which has many debilitating symptoms. Therefore, it’s best to take the proper steps to ensure that ticks remain out of sight on your property.
Here, we’ll explain why you want to avoid coming into contact with ticks, what the symptoms are, and how local pest control can help prevent the problem.
Continue to read to learn about ticks & Lyme disease danger.
What Is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that results from a tick bite. Generally, a tick must be fixated on the affected area for around one and a half to two days before infection occurs.
The risk for the disease increases when you reside close to a wooded area. As many of South Carolina’s areas are wooded, this means you have got to watch out for them.
What Are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?
There are three stages of Lyme disease. The infection progresses and worsens throughout each stage. Here are some of the most common symptoms you can face:
- Joint pain
- Sleep issues
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Problems focusing
- Red circular rash
The Aftermath of Symptoms
In response to a tick bite, some additional issues can occur later. Some of the harshest ones include:
- Problems speaking
- Short-term memory loss
- Pain in the main joints (shoulders, knees, and elbows)
If you’ve experienced a combination of any of these issues, you may well be suffering from a tick bite. Since medical attention would be needed, you must always take proper measures to avoid falling prey to the dangers of ticks!
At Precision Predator Removal, we offer pest control for ticks and other insects. This ensures they’re removed from your property keeping you, your family, pets and visitors safe.
How Can You Keep Ticks Out of the House?
Ensuring ticks stay away from your home is the best way to avoid tick bites, Lyme disease, and the need for medical treatment.
We’ve compiled a list of the best practices you can follow to control for ticks. These include:
- Steer clear of areas you’ve seen ticks in the past
- Apply tick repellent while outside
- Wear long sleeve tops, long pants, and socks
- Inspect your clothing when doing the laundry
- Regularly attend to your yard and keep it tidy
- Continuously check pets for ticks
Knowing what areas of your property ticks or are more prone to or remembering where you’ve spotted them before can help you reduce your risk of bites.
When completing laundry duties, it can also be a great idea to turn up the heat. This essentially will ensure they’re dried out and unable to cause you any harm.
Book Us for Your Tick Control
Do you know ticks are in your home, but you’re having problems getting rid of them? Then it’s best to call for professional help so that you can remove them and stay safe from bites.
It’s time to join our customers enjoying life in SC tick-free. Request your quote from us today. We’re here to help protect you from the horrible diseases these pests can bring! And trust us there are many you most likely are unaware of.