How to get rid of ticks in your home

How to get rid of ticks in your home

Ticks are like the arch enemies of people who love the outdoors. A lot of warnings go around about the dangers of ticks and prevention of getting them in your home. While it is difficult to get rid of ticks there are some ways to prevent them with simple steps. It does require some effort. If you come from outside it is recommended to have a set routine. This reduces the probability of ticks hiding in your equipment or even in your own clothes.

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The way to prevent tick infestations and ticks, in general, is to check your clothing, any equipment, and boots/shoes. After you come home, it is advised to throw your clothes in the dryer and let them tumble dry for at least 10 minutes on high heat.

Additionally, taking a shower within a two-hour timespan will greatly reduce the possibility of Lyme disease. Early signs and symptoms of those affected include headaches, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle, and joint aches. You may also notice substantial swelling on any part of the body. Later symptoms can include facial numbness, nerve pains, inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath, rashes on other areas of the body, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat, and severe headaches and neck stiffness. If you suspect you recognize these symptoms, contact a medical facility right away.

Make sure you check children, pets, and yourself.

  • In and around the ears
  • Under your arms
  • Inside of your belly button regardless of shape or size
  • Back of your knees
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist

If any equipment, check any seam, hole, and or crevice. Same for any bags, backpacks, and containers. The best way to do this is on an elevated surface to prevent ticks from escaping without being detected. The best place to do this is in the bathroom. Make sure the bathroom is well-lit and make sure to check your equipment on light-colored surface such as white. Darker surfaces like black and brown are discouraged since their color can easily blend in.

If you suspect that you are dealing with an active tick infestation, it is highly recommended that you call a tick removal specialist. Ticks are solitary insects that will remain hidden until it finds a suitable host. Pest control experts from Exterminator Peterborough have more than a decade of experience in making sure all the ticks are out. Technicians are trained, certified, and licensed individuals that have been in the field for years. Ticks are extremely hard to find for DIYers due to their size and might have very particular areas where they keep hidden. Professionals use a range of different methods to make sure they are found and exterminated.