What To Do After A Tick Bite To Prevent Lyme Disease?

What To Do After A Tick Bite To Prevent Lyme Disease

If you have been bitten by a tick, the first thing that may come to your mind is Lyme disease. But, if you follow some tips and precautions, you can easily avoid the infection. Even though not all tick bites result in Lyme disease. There are several ticks in nature. And only a few species can cause Lyme disease in humans.

However, if you suspect that you have been bitten by a tick, you need to check for any possibilities of infection. Here, we will talk about some preventive measures for Lyme disease. So, you can assess yourself in case of a tick bite.

1.   Remove The Tick From Your Skin: You have to remove the Tick as early as possible from your body. It will be the best option to remove it with a tweezer or forceps. The tick may have some infectious fluid within the body. If squeezed hard, it may leak fluid and can cause inflammation on your skin.

2.   Disinfect The Area: After that, you can use rubbing alcohol or soap to wash the area. Once you disinfect the area, note down the colour, size and behaviours of the tick. The description of the insect will help your doctor to identify the species. And in case your area has a previous history of Lyme disease, you need to consult your doctor.

3.   Identify The Tick Species: After the incident, you have to monitor your health for about 30 days. Within this time, you have to check your fever, body ache, muscle cramps, cough, and headache, rash, and fatigue. If you experience any of these symptoms you need to consult with your doctor.

4.   Doctor Consultation: Normally in Lyme disease, you can experience muscle pain, headache, rash, fever, tiredness, joint pain, and swelling. But, there is nothing to panic about the infection. Even if you notice at a later stage, you can treat the infection with antibiotics. All you have to do is run a few tests and consult your doctor. Your doctor would recommend a single dose of Doxycycline. But, it is best to consult the doctor first, without trying your luck on your own.

5.   Professional Pest Controllers: Lastly, once you have treated the infection, you need to remove ticks from your area. So there will be no more Lyme disease. There are several solutions for treating ticks effectively. But, we would suggest hiring a professional pest control service provider for a long-term solution. When you hire an expert pest controller, he will not just remove ticks, but also prevents their recurrences. If your area has a previous history of Lyme disease, it will be best to hire your local pest control service provider and avail of their regular maintenance service.

A tick bite is not a serious problem unless the tick has fluid of Lyme disease. However, if you doubt that there is a tick in your home, you can hire us for Pest Control Highton ServicesOur pest controller can identify the viable species of ticks at a glance. On top of that, we use the latest instruments and pest control techniques for treating ticks. So, call us @03 4050 7720 and make your home free of ticks.