When you find a tick on you, the first thing you are likely to do is panic. After all, there is a creature burying its head into your skin to suck your blood.
Although it may be scary, the most important thing to do is to avoid panicking, and instead read on to see what you should do after a tick bites you.
Steps to Take After a Tick Bite
Instinctively, you may want to rip the tick off, but that is not a safe way to remove it. What you should do is get some fine-tipped tweezers to remove it.
First Step: Do not jerk it out, or it can separate its head from his body and continue to suck your blood and infect you.
Second Step: After removal, it is important to clean the area with soap and water and with rubbing alcohol to ensure there is no likelihood of it getting infected.
Third Step: If you could not remove the tick it is important to see a doctor as soon as you can. Take a picture of the body or seal it in a container to help with identification. Seek medical attention immediately if:
- You believe you were bitten by a black-legged tick (Also known as the Deer Tick).
- You develop a severe headache.
- You have difficulty breathing.
- You develop paralysis.
- You have heart palpitations.
- You develop flu-like symptoms.
- A rash or small bumps occur in the area you were bitten.
Fourth Step: Document the location of the bite and any symptoms that arise, as well as the size and color of the tick. By logging information, it may be easier to figure out what areas or behaviors risk tick bites.
Fifth Step: Keep a lookout for 30 days for any of these symptoms to occur:
- Muscle Pain.
- Joint swelling or pain.
Even if you don’t have these symptoms, monitor your health just in case. Look for rashes that are red and grow bigger.
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Ticks are a serious issue to have around your house. Although we cannot fully eradicate them, we can do things to help them become less apparent in your yard.
Lethal Pest Solutions is an exterminating company that can help keep your family safe. They offer service plans that tailor to your needs and stops pests before they become an issue.
They have power sprays that specifically target ticks, as well as a plethora of other pests. To start protecting your family and to get a quote for their services, contact Lethal Pest Solutions today.