protected from tick-born diseases. Check out this great information about how to look out for ticks and how to protect yourself here.
If you do happen to get a tick on you. It's important not to panic. It's important to stay calm, and get the little bugger off! Before you go reaching for those tweezers, make sure you're aware as to how to best remove and attached tick to better decrease your chance of contracting a disease or get an infection from the attachment site.
How to Remove a Tick
Step 1. Gather all your necessary supplies:
Step 2. Get a Clear View of the Tick
Be sure that you can comfortably see what you are doing and that you have a good view of the tick you are trying to remove. If the tick is in a hard to reach area, be sure to enlist the help of a friend in order to avoid improperly removing the tick.
Step 3. Get a Hold of the Tick
Take your tweezers--a set of fine-tipped tweezers are highly recommended--and gently grab hold of the tick as close to the skin as possible.
Step 4. Remove the tick
Lift the tick to a 90 degree angle away from the skin. Use a gentle and even pressure to pull the tick out from it's hold. It is IMPORTANT that you DO NOT twist or yank the tick from your body. Doing so could result in leaving the tick's mouth attached to your body. The tick wants to stay, and its saliva can act as cement of sorts. The tick attaches itself really well, and it makes removal all the more difficult. Patience and a steady hand are key.
Step 5. Clean Up
You will want to be sure to clean the area thoroughly. Use the alcohol or warm, soapy water to cleanse the area.
Step 6. Disposal
You will need to kill the tick by placing it in rubbing alcohol. Then you can flush it down the toilet or wrap it tightly in tape and throw out.
You can also choose to have the tick analyzed to see if it carries any diseases. For this you will need to keep the tick alive, and store it in a container for testing.
Happy New Year!
It's time for new resolutions, new promises, new changes, and new commitments.
In the pest control industry, these new commitments come in the form of a commitment to your home, to your health, and to your peace of mind.
So, what exactly does that look like?
It looks like making the decision to be proactive in the protection of your home from pests. Here at Champion Pest Management, we believe it's time to make some New Year's Resolutions that are easy to stick to because we're here to do the heavy lifting.
Benefits to Regularly Scheduled Professional Pest Control
Believe it or not, but the number one reason you should schedule regular professional pest control is to keep up with your overall general health. Cockroaches, rodents, mosquitoes--all of these pests (and more) carry diseases which can spread to you and your family causing illness. A regularly scheduled pest control appointment with a trained and licensed pest control company like Champion Pest Management is crucial in keeping these unwelcome visitors out of your home and your yard, and therefore keeping your immune system just how you like it: strong and healthy.
The Value of Your Home
The Risks of DIY Pest Control
There are quite a few homeowners looking to save a dollar or two and take the chance with DIY pest control solutions. While you may feel as though you're saving a few bucks, this could be costly and ineffective in the long run. Without proper training and knowledge, a homeowner runs the risk of misusing over-the-counter pesticides. A trained technician knows where and how to best apply professional grade pest control solutions and can take the guess work out of DIY pest control. A trained professional can save you time, and save you from exposure to unnecessary and misused pesticides.
Being Proactive Rather than Reactive
I promise, keeping pests out of your home is way more effective than trying to kick them out once they've invited themselves inside. Many people feel as though a professional service is no longer needed once they no longer see bugs with their own eyes. This isn't entirely true. It's the regular treatment that is giving the homeowner that peace of mind. Get rid of your pest control service, and in about 3 months, you may be wishing you still had us around.
Champion is Always Here on Your Side
No matter what you decide, or when you decide it. Champion Pest Management will always be here to help fight that good fight. Our trained technicians will help guide you through the best course of action for your home, and we will give you that peace of mind that we're all looking for when it comes to New Year's Resolutions and changes.
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Champion Pest Management is a locally owned, family run, pest control company operating in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas.