After such a warm winter, it is very likely that ticks may have an increase in their population as compared to previous years. Sean Duffy, land and facility director for the Schuylkill Center, says that, “...Because we didn’t have the die-off from a harsh winter, I think that this is really going to be a big year for ticks.” This is very important because these blood sucking critters can carry diseases like Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and many others.
Because no one likes to be the host of these parasites, it is important to remember a few things that you can do to keep them at bay.
- Check yourself and your kids when you come inside after spending a lot of time outside
- Check your sock line or any part of your body where your clothing meets your skin
- If problems persist, call a professional
What to Do
When you do find a tick on yourself or your child, it is very important to know what to do. Apply steady pressure and pull the tick out. Should the tick prove to be uneasy to remove, pour alcohol on the tick. The tick should then let go of the skin long enough for you to pull it out. If ticks become too large a nuisance for you to bear this summer, or any other time of the year, the good people at Pacific Pest Solutions offers reliable pest control to keep these and other pests from bugging you.