Lyme Disease isn't the Only Devastating Tick-Borne Illness

Posted by Mosquito Squad

July 16, 2016

While many people automatically equate tick-borne illnesses with Lyme and only Lyme, there are other potentially life-threatening diseases ticks carry. As well as associating tick-borne illnesses with Lyme only, there’s a misconception that only humans can become infected with these diseases. This is not the case – your dog, cat and even your horse can fall victim to the diseases ticks carry. One of the diseases making a steady surge is called Anaplasmosis, and it’s quite devastating.

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease which is steadily on the rise within the U.S. and is extremely prevalent within the northeastern U.S. The deer tick is the primary transmitter of anaplasmosis, but some other species of tick can also be effective vectors as well. The symptoms of Anaplasmosis are similar to Lyme, for both humans as well as animals, including: 

  • Painful joints and stiffness
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

*In several cases, neurological problems may exist as well.

If you want to ensure your yard isn’t a safe haven for ticks all season long, call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South. We can put down a highly effective barrier treatment which will knock down the ticks within your yard as well as ones which make their way in after we’ve applied our mist.

Reducing the number of ticks within your backyard is our top priority. Our highly trained and licensed barrier treatment applicators will locate the potential problem areas where ticks could congregate and do our absolute best to keep them out of your yard. It takes a trained professional to know where ticks like to hide, and that’s precisely what we are. To see what makes Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South the number one mosquito and tick control in Hingham, Cohasset and Weymouth MA, call us today at (781) 471-5793, or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!