Here's How to Check for Ticks
Ticks removed within 36 hours rarely cause disease or infection. After outdoor activities, get in the habit of checking yourself, children, and pets for ticks as soon as possible.
Wearing gloves, check armpits, ears, belly button, scalp, around the waist, back of knees, crotch, thighs, and in between toes and fingers.
Wearing gloves, slowly brush your fingers through their fur, looking for unusual bumps on or near the skin. Be sure to check your pets’ ears, between toes, under armpits, and around their tail.
Get rid of ticks in your lawn in minutes
Spray your entire yard, shrubbery, and bases of trees with PCO Choice monthly to kill and repel ticks. For larger tick populations, spray twice, two weeks apart, and then monthly after that.
For additional repellency, apply Cedarwood granules after Cedarcide Outdoor treatment.
Remove a Tick in 4 Quick Steps
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1. Grab the tick with tweezers
Using pointed tweezers, grab the tick as close to the skin as possible. Avoid squeezing or damaging the tick (when harmed, ticks can expel harmful fluids into their hosts).
2. Carefully pull upward
Carefully pull directly upward, removing the entire tick intact. Do not twist or yank the tick. If the tick breaks apart, carefully remove each piece if possible.
3. Disinfect the bite site
Clean and disinfect the bite site with soap & water or rubbing alcohol. Over the next two weeks, monitor the bite site and consult a physician if you experience signs of infection or flu-like symptoms.