Keys to Tick Control

Lyme disease is a very scary prospect. The unpleasant symptoms of Lyme disease include things like rash, fever, face paralysis and arthritis. If left untreated, Lyme disease symptoms can progress to severe headaches, neck pain, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, shortness of breath, inflammation of the brain and even death.
Because Lyme disease is so terrifying, you must do what you can to prevent catching this horrible disease. With proper care, you can greatly reduce your odds of contracting Lyme disease. The first step in preventing it is figuring out where it comes from. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that are transmitted through the bites of deer ticks.

Early Detection

The first sign of Lyme disease is a rash that appears between three to 30 days after infection occurs. On average, people see the rash appear a week after infection. If you see a rash after you have been somewhere that ticks are, it is a good idea to get tested for Lyme disease. Early treatment with antibiotics will keep the disease from progressing to the scarier stages.

Tick Control

With that in mind, the simple way to keep from getting Lyme disease is to keep ticks from getting on you. Most people get tick bites when they are in the woods or walking through tall grass. If you have a lot of tall grass around your property, then you are in danger of being exposed to ticks that can carry the bacteria that causes the disease.

To prevent ticks from being a nuisance on your property, there are two brilliant tick eradication strategies that a pest control expert can use. The first is to place a chemical barrier around the property that will kill any ticks that try to cross it. That should do a good job of getting most of the ticks, but some may be able to bypass the barrier through a gust of wind or by being carried across the barrier on a human or animal host.

To deal with any ticks that get across the chemical barrier the pest control experts places around your property, the second line of tick prevention is an ingenious device called a tick tube. A tick tube consists of bunch of cotton balls that are swapped in insecticide that targets ticks. Mice gather the cotton to use in their nests. Ticks love feeding on mice, which gives you another layer of tick control that will be able to prevent ticks from infesting your property.

You can prevent ticks if you use this two-step approach to tick prevention. With proper protective measures, you will keep ticks from crawling on you. This will prevent Lyme disease form becoming an unwelcome guest in your life.

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