In your day-to-day life, what do you always have as a top priority? For most people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is often on the mind. From eating your vegetables to ensuring your health insurance is sufficient, there are many facets of a responsible and healthy lifestyle. Although you might think your health is in safe hands, have you considered all the negative variables that could affect you? With warmer weather returning this spring and summer, so will the ticks that weathered the cold. Despite their small size, ticks pose a genuine threat to human health for a few reasons.
Unlike mosquitoes, ticks are silent and deliver bites that are, for the most part, painless. The reason for this kind of feeding behavior is so ticks can hang onto their victims for as long as possible to feed. In fact, ticks can latch onto a victim for up to 10 days at a time, which spells trouble for our health. A little-known fact is that ticks are the leading disease vector in the United States, which means they are prolific spreaders of disease to animals and humans. As you may already know, Lyme disease is the tick-borne disease that is most often in the news. Not only is the disease the most widespread tick-borne disease in the U.S., but it is also prone to causing chronic illnesses in humans. Chronic illnesses are so common because Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose. Symptoms often include fevers, headaches, and other minor signs that are associated with more common illnesses. Estimates suggest that only 1 in 10 Lyme disease cases is correctly diagnosed, which is a truly staggering figure. Tick populations are growing, so make sure you take the necessary precautions to defend against these arachnids and their diseases this summer.
Where to find tick control in Richmond
To our great misfortune, ticks are only expected to get worse in Richmond and the whole of the eastern seaboard. Favorable climate conditions have extended the tick season beyond its typical timetable, so it is vitally important you are prepared to defend your health and your property this season. Mosquito Squad is here to help.
Since 2005, we’ve offered tick control services and customer experiences that top the industry. Our barrier protection treatment, which is available in our original and natural mosquito control formulas, is guaranteed to deliver results. Applied around your property’s border as well as on potential tick habitat, our mist will defend you for up to 21 days at a time. With an occasional reapplication every 2-3 weeks, you can rest easy and focus on the best parts of the outdoor living season. Tick populations and their diseases are on the rise. For powerful Richmond tick control, Mosquito Squad of Central Virginia has you covered. Give us a call at (804) 409-2710.