The Truth About Ticks
Ticks spread disease, this is a well known fact. However, there are many myths surrounding these pests that need to be put right. When it comes to the protection of our health against these pests then we need to know what is true, and what is just hearsay. Here’s an article that puts a few of the facts straight.
It’s officially summer, which means tick season is in full swing. Like other creepy crawlies that feed on our blood and spread disease, ticks can cause a lot of anxiety, which has led to plenty of misinformation regarding how dangerous they are, how they find prey, and the best ways to get rid of them. Before venturing outdoors, read up on the most common myths about ticks.
The article mentions some definite ways that you should NOT remove a tick, but do you know how to do this properly?
Unfortunately, no matter how careful we are, ticks may still find their way onto us or our animals. So, it’s still important to know how best to remove them. Use pair of tweezers to grasp the tick’s head and patiently, gently and steadily pull it. Do not just yank it out. The mouth of the tick contains the harmful microorganisms – yanking the tick out may leaving the mouth portion attached to the skin, leading to a later infection.
Here’s a video that addresses some more tick myths, that need to be put right!
If you are unsure of what is fact and what is fiction, then do a little research. When it comes to keeping yourself and your family safe, guess work and incorrect information is just not worth the risk.
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