Ticks and the hazards they pose to humans and animals
Ticks are known for being most active in the summer and fall seasons when foot traffic is greatest in wooded or grassy areas.
Adults, children, and pets should always be checked for ticks when they’re outside during these times of the year, as ticks are known carriers of Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
These pests can transmit dangerous fluids or cause infections of removed improperly.
How to remove a tick from a human or pet
1. Carefully squeeze behind the head of the tick with forceps or tweezers and pull it away from where it’s rooted. Take care not to crush the tick’s body, and be sure to remove all of its mouthparts from the person or pet’s skin.
2. Place the removed tick inside a closed container to be disposed of; or if there are any medical concerns, you can bring the tick with you to a medical doctor.
We treat the landscape around your house to prevent ticks from thriving indoors.
If ticks are a problem for you or your family, contact TES today and we can provide an on-site assessment to determine how we can best help you. It’s no obligation and totally free.