Help Protect Your Family From the Dangers of Tick-Borne Diseases
Ticks are parasites that feed on warm-blooded hosts including humans, dogs, cats, and deer. These small pests can cause big problems. They carry a variety of diseases including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more. For instance, Lyme disease and other co-bacterial infections are caused by the bite of an infected deer tick, a type of tick which is prevalent in the North East. If untreated, these diseases can lead to a number of health problems and life altering symptoms. It’s likely you have heard of some of these diseases, but how can you help protect you and your family from being bitten?
There are few strategies to help you, your family, and pets lower the risk of getting a tick-borne illness:
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants- If you are in a wooded area or in long grass, wear clothes that cover your arms and legs, tuck in your shirt, and tuck your pants into your socks to prevent ticks from getting on your skin.
- Wear light colored clothes- If your clothes are lighter, you will be able to see the ticks crawling on you before they reach the skin.
- Spray clothes and exposed skin with insect repellant- bug spray will help repel ticks before they bite!
- Talk to your vet about tick prevention- Don’t forget about man’s best friend! Your pets can also suffer from diseases like Lyme, so talk to your veterinarian about tick, flea, and heartworm prevention.
Even with these preventative measures, it’s highly important to take all precautions to protect your property from tick colonies and infestations.
Professional Tick Control To Prevent Spread of Dangerous Diseases
Spring through the fall months is when tick activity is at its highest. This year, take back your yard by hiring professional pest control services. A residential tick control specialist can create a strategy to help eradicate existing tick infestations and prevent new colonies from forming in your yard by implementing an effective barrier treatment that eliminates ticks before they can get to you.
Learn more tick facts by visiting our FAQs and get started with our residential or commercial tick control services by contacting us today.