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Checking Your Child for Ticks After Playing Outside Is Essential


When you and your family spend time outdoors this spring and summer, it’s important to check for ticks. These pests can transmit Lyme disease and other illnesses when they feed on people. Learn more about why you should always check your kids for ticks and get professional pest control in Monmouth County if you have these bugs around.

How to Identify Ticks

There are different kinds of ticks around in NJ, but some are found more often than others. You’re more likely to see blacklegged deer ticks when you’re outdoors in NJ. These bugs measure about one-eighth of an inch when fully grown, and they have an oval shape.

How to Check for Ticks

Look for these bugs on exposed skin and clothing items, as well as on areas of skin that aren’t exposed. Ticks can also hide in hair, so check your kids’ heads thoroughly. You can make it easier to check for ticks by having your family wear light colored clothing.

How to Deal with Ticks

If you spot a tick on your child, remove it gently by pulling on it, but don’t crush its head. Wash the bitten area right away, and take your child to the doctor to have the bite site checked, especially if a rash or other symptoms appear.

If ticks have invaded your yard, contact Allison Pest Control today. We offer prompt and high-quality pest control in Monmouth County.

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