Travel plans this summer? Throughout the U.S., it is important to keep in mind the various symptoms and illness that can be derived from different regional ticks and their bites.
Whether you are planning a local staycation or a state-hopping road trip, daily tick checks can be crucial to your overall well-being. Our easy-to-follow graphic lists some key symptoms from some of the top illnesses derived from ticks.
As always, in the Andover and North Shore region, Lyme Disease is the number one tick borne illness. But it is not just here in our beloved New England that Lyme Disease is a problem. In fact, according to the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Division, Lyme Disease accounts for 95% of all tick-derived illnesses.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease include headaches, fever, general fatigue, and in many cases, but not always, the classic bullseye rash. If diagnosed early, Lyme Disease is highly treatable. Left untreated, serious complications can arise, including severe joint inflammation and nerve damage. At this later stage, known as chronic Lyme Disease, it is much harder to effectively treat.
Though rarer, other tick diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which has been recorded as far east as Tennessee and the Powassan Virus (POW). Powassan Virus has also been documented here in the Northeast. These facts alone make daily tick checks a mandatory part of proactive health care.
For day-to-day care of your landscape and yard, we recommend our highly effective barrier spray treatment. Every three weeks, our professionally trained technicians will come and treat your entire property for adult ticks and mosquitoes. This creates a hedge of protection around, not just your home, but all the nooks and crannies of your property.
Mosquito Squad of the the North Shore’s Andover tick control barrier spray eliminates up to 85% – 90% of the mosquito population and adult ticks on contact. This gives you great peace of mind. It also makes those daily tick checks go by much quicker, since the number of live ticks in your yard, is greatly reduced compared to a property that has been left untreated.