March 7, 2017
March is here, the weather is warming up, and we’re all getting excited for the spring and summer ahead! But don’t forget that with the warmer seasons, bugs, ticks, and their associated problems come a long with them. A little bit of awareness and preparation can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from tick-born illnesses, meaning you’ll get the most out of the beautiful time of the year.
Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania
Lyme disease is a n increasingly common tick-born illness that brings with it flu-like symptoms and arthritis. Over the past decade, it has become more common in PA as it spreads outward from the Connecticut/New Jersey area towards the Great Lakes. The Pennsylvania Department of Health states that Pennsylvania has led the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease for three straight years and for the first time deer ticks have been found in each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
Anyone who spends time outdoors can come in contact with ticks, and many people contract Lyme disease right near their own home. But don’t let all that scare you. By treating your property with tick repellents, wearing the proper clothes, and checking yourself every time you return from a potential tick habitat, you can greatly reduce your risk of contracting Lyme Disease.
Tick Prevention Methods
Spraying your yard with tick control agents will improve conditions in the areas you’re likely to spend the most time in. Our licensed professionals are trained to recognize the various portions of a lawn or property that are most likely to pose a danger, and treat them with the proper type and amount of pesticide. Treating pets and applying repellents directly to your clothing is also highly recommended.
The emergency of ticks in the spring can vary based on temperature patterns. If you’re interested in treating your yard , give our experts a call today and learn more about when and how to get started. We also provide measures for reducing mosquitos, which bring their own set of problems and discomforts as the weather gets hotter.
Learn more about Pennsylvania’s Lyme disease trends, prevention methods, and warning signs with the resources below: