Recently, there has been an increase in tick populations, which has had an impact on the occurrence of Lyme Disease. Did you know that 11 people out of 100,000 are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year? This number is going up, causing more people to be concerned about their health.
What Causes Lyme Disease?
Ticks are carriers of Lyme Disease, so you are at risk of the disease if you have been bitten by a tick. These insects carry the bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. If a tick is infected and it bites you, then you might notice some of the following symptoms.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Common symptoms of Lyme disease include:
- Skin rash
- And more
If the disease is left untreated, then it could spread to the heart, joints, and nervous system and cause serious health problems. So, it is essential that you contact a doctor right away if you suspect that you might have Lyme Disease. Luckily, there are medications that can be used to treat this disease. But, these treatments are most effective if they are used in the early stages of the disease.
Preventing Tick Bites
The best thing that you can do to protect your health is to avoid these bites. These steps might include using insect repellent when you are outside, checking for ticks if you spend time in nature, and reducing the habitat where ticks reside. Keep in mind that your pets could pick up the ticks and then the insects can move onto your body.
There are times when ticks might infest an area near your home, which could increase the risk of ticks near your living space. In this situation, you should contact a pest control expert for assistance with the elimination of the infestation.
Here at Richie’s Termite & Pest Service, we are experts in the pest control industry. Our team is available to help with any infestation you are facing. We invite you to contact us to learn more about the preventive treatments that can be used to avoid ticks and other types of insects. Call us to set up a consultation: (951) 233-7697