Avoid tick-borne illness this autumn
Americans are spending more time outside than ever before. With fall approaching, nicer weather will prompt more folks to head on out and enjoy nature. From hiking and biking trails to camping sites to parks, when we take to the outdoors, we are entering the residency of the insects. One of the most annoying, and oftentimes dangerous, pests is the tick.
When ticks bite, they attach themselves to a host (human or animal) and feed on their host’s blood. Along the way they can pass along illnesses that require medical attention.
One serious disease that ticks are known for spreading is Lyme disease. This is a condition that can cause muscle aches, headaches and a fever. If the disease isn’t treated quickly it can lead to much more serious side effects such as heart problems and prolonged pain.
Before you start your outdoor excursion, here are a few things that will help protect you from ticks.
- Wear long sleeves and long pants
- Use insect repellent that has at least 20% DEET
- Stay near the center of any trails
- Check yourself for ticks when you arrive home
For tick protection for your home’s yard, consider a preventative treatment to stop this creepy crawler before it can get to you. Luckily, our pest control professionals are well versed in treating for ticks.
Take a look at what our team can do to help you as you move into the fall season!
Or give us a call if you have questions about the treatment.
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