Have you ever come back from a hike through the woods, brush or long grass and later noticed a small, tiny black dot crawling on your pants? If you unknowingly brushed it aside, there’s a good chance you just swiped a tick off of you.
The tick population in Massachusetts has exploded in recent years, making it especially critical you take these little critters seriously by wearing the correct attire in tick territory and checking for ticks immediately after emerging.
However, sometimes a simple spot check isn’t enough. Ticks are so small they often go unnoticed, and once they latch onto a host, they’re extremely difficult to remove.
Ticks can carry a range of diseases, including:
- Lyme disease: This disease is transmitted by the blacklegged tick.
- Powassan disease: The blacklegged tick also carries this disease.
- Babesiosis: This illness is caused by tiny parasites that infect red blood cells. Blacklegged ticks also transmit this.
As you can see, a single tick species can carry many diseases, and each has their own symptoms. Some common symptoms of tick-borne illnesses may include:
- Aches and pains
- Fever and sickness
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while tick-related diseases and infections are treatable, it’s very difficult for doctors to diagnosis them at the outset. This is all the more reason to do your part in keeping ticks off of you, your family and pets by calling a professional, such as GreenAce Lawn Care, to treat your property. Our proven tick program attacks these pests at the source – their home – which ensures they stay far away from you. The treatments are also family- and eco-friendly.
Our goal is to not only help you grow a beautiful, green lawn but to also protect it from deadly insects such as ticks.
We service parts of Norfolk and Bristol County, Massachusetts. Towns include: Foxborough, Mansfield, Wrentham, Walpole, Plainville, Franklin, Norfolk, Stoughton, Sharon, Canton, North Attleborough, Attleborough, Easton and Norton, and parts of Medfield, Medway & Millis. Learn more about our Complete Lawn Care program.