If you’ve been paying attention to the news in recent weeks, you’ve probably heard a lot of discussion surrounding Lyme disease. The occurrences of Lyme disease, a disease that is spread by ticks, have been steadily rising across the country in recent years. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the number of actual cases is as much as ten times higher than what is being reported. This is partially because the symptoms of Lyme disease can mimic those of other illnesses, making it difficult to diagnose.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include, but are not limited to: rashes, fatigue, achy or swollen joints, headaches, dizziness, fever, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating or remembering, chest pains, shortness of breath, light-headedness, and unexplained pain. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics but, in some cases, patients may suffer from long-term damage to the nervous symptoms or joints.
What is even more alarming is that, according to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts counties have some of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country. In addition, ticks can also spread other diseases such as Rocky Mountain fever and babesiosis. Therefore, protecting yourself and your loved ones against ticks is of utmost importance this spring and summer. Mosquito Busters offers both traditional and organic methods of treating your yard to keep ticks at bay.
In the meantime, if you find yourself outside in long grass or in the woods, be sure to take these simple precautions:
Where long sleeves and pants
Where light colors
Wear insect repellent
Shower and do a thorough check of the body afterward. Ticks especially like to hide out around the waistline, in armpits, and behind ears.
We at Mosquito Busters can treat your yard to help prevent a tick infestation and lower your risk of bites and infection. Please call us today at 87-975-2721 to get started.