Insects

Signs You May Have Been Bitten By a Tick


Warmer weather in NJ means that ticks are out more. Getting bitten by one of these bugs can put you at risk of getting Lyme disease or other illnesses that they can spread through feeding on your blood. It’s important to know what signs to look for to see if you need to have Monmouth County pest control deal with tick infestations on your property.

Tick Removal

When a tick bites you, it latches on in order to feed. You might notice a tick on you while it’s biting or feeding. If this happens, you should carefully remove it by the body with tweezers. Avoid crushing its head, since the mouthparts could get stuck inside your skin. It’s crucial to get a tick off of you as soon as you see it. These pests can transmit diseases after feeding for about 24 hours.

Tick Bites

If you’re not sure how long a tick has been on you, watch for signs of illness after removing it. Within a few weeks of removing a tick, you should see your doctor if you have any signs of illness, such as a rash or a fever. This helps ensure that you’re tested for tick-borne illnesses and properly treated.

If you have ticks on your property, contact Allison Pest Control. Our Monmouth County pest control services include tick control for NJ homeowners.

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