Ticks are dangerous pests that far too few people are familiar with. These small, pesky bugs dig under your skin. In some cases, they can spread dangerous diseases, like Lyme disease, which can cause lifelong problems.
If you live anywhere in the Chicago, IL, area and worry you could have a tick problem, contact Chem-Wise Ecological Pest Management for tick management services. We offer thorough, eco-friendly pest control so you can rest assured that your property is safe from ticks and dangerous chemicals alike.
What Are Ticks?
Though they might look like insects, ticks are actually a type of arachnid. Ticks feed on blood, which is why they burrow beneath your skin. The majority of ticks do not spread Lyme disease or other diseases, so if you find one in your home, you don’t need to panic. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry by removing ticks as soon as you find them.
Most people pick up ticks while they’re hiking in the summer and brush up against leaves or shrubbery. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll find several ticks in your home. However, if you live in a Chicago suburb or an area near the lakes or with lots of trees, it’s possible that a tick will find its way into your home.
How Can You Avoid Ticks?
The best way to keep ticks away is to wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and close-toed shoes while you’re hiking. You should also wear insect repellent when you spend time outdoors in the summer. After you return home from your outdoor excursion, check yourself for ticks so you can remove them as soon as possible.
If you notice a small rash after you’ve removed a tick from your skin, visit the doctor immediately to see if the tick could have transferred any diseases or bacteria.
How Will Chem-Wise Help?
Our local team is qualified to identify pests like ticks and recommend the right tick management treatment. We’re happy to look through your home, effectively deal with your tick problem, and give you advice on how to keep ticks out in the future.
We serve clients all over Chicago, IL, including property owners in Aurora, IL; Berwyn, IL; and Rolling Meadows, IL. Give us a call today at any of our service locations to learn more.