How Do You Get Rid Of Ticks?


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Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Ticks are small blood-sucking mites which attach themselves to larger animals like deer, dogs, and humans. They feed on blood and hence are parasitic by nature. There are several types of ticks and some of these species are even harmful to humans and other animals. Ticks can also be carriers of various infections and diseases. Lyme disease is one of the diseases caused by ticks.

There are several ways of getting rid of ticks. There are lotions and creams which act as tick repellents and you can use these things to avoid ticks and their nasty bites or stings. You can also employ the help of a pesticide or insecticide known as permethrin. It is very effective in eliminating ticks. If you live somewhere near the country then you can also rear guinea fowls. These birds eat large quantities of ticks and thus keep your property free from ticks.
Patricia Devereux Profile
Ticks are small insects that attach themselves to mammals' skin in order to suck blood. At first, the tick is tiny, but when it becomes full of blood and is ready to detach itself, you will notice it.  The most serious ailments caused by ticks in the U.S. Are tick-bite fever and Lyme disease.  To help prevent tick bites when walking in brush or grasslands, wear light-colored clothing and tuck your pants into your socks, and apply an insect repellent that contains DEET to exposed areas of skin or clothing. But do not put DEET on synthetics as it will cause discoloration or disintegration of the fabric. Check yourself, children, and pets thoroughly for ticks when you are in the field then again at home.  The sooner ticks are removed; the less likely they are to spread bacteria that cause illness. Gently pull on the tick with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible. Pull it straight out, trying not to crush the body. Then wash the affected area with soap and apply an antiseptic.  See your doctor if a red "bull's-eye" rash develops around the bite area, or if  you develop a fever, fatigue, or flu-like symptoms up to three weeks after the bite. 

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