Tick bites; irritating and annoying. When a tick bites you, it is very hard to remove the tick in order to start the healing process. However, it is important to know what to do in this situation because you can contract many types of diseases from this bothersome creature. Here are some tips on what to do when a tick bites you.
Ticks are very hard to remove from skin. One way that seems to work is to use tweezers to remove it. If you cannot get the tick off by yourself, it is time to go see a doctor.
Once you remove it, you need to seal the tick in some type of container. You do not want the tick to be able to bite you or another person again. Make sure it is not able to leave the container.
Make sure to wash your hands and the bite site with soap and water. After doing so, swab the bite area with rubbing alcohol to try to get some of the infection out.
A lot of the time, if you catch the tick quick, you will heal just fine. However, if you don’t, you could get tick-related diseases and will need to get medical help. If you have a red bump ringed by an expanding red rash that looks like a bulls eye, it could be Lyme Disease. Seek medical attention. Some other things that could be worrisome with a tick bite are red dots on the ankles and wrists and flu-like symptoms like fever, headache, tiredness, vomiting and muscle and joint aches.
In order to avoid being bitten by a tick, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and know when to protect yourself and where not to go to protect yourself. To learn more about other bugs in the Pacific Northwest and how to deal with them, check out our other blog posts or contact us for the best pest control Seattle has to offer.