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When Should You Get a Tick Bite Checked?

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Spending time in the outdoors is a classic pastime of the summer season, especially in the glorious summer weather we enjoy in VA. With all the exciting activities we can get up to this time of year, there is no surprise that these months are a favorite of those who live here. However, not everything is sunshine and daisies come summertime. As much as we’d like for them to vanish without a trace, ticks are a significant problem in our region in the warmer months. Emerging as early as April and departing in the late fall, ticks are extremely resilient parasites that specialize in latching onto victims without them knowing. With a painless bite, ticks are very difficult to detect without visual aid, and they can stay connected to their host for up to 10 days at a time. What makes these arachnids especially worrisome is that they can transmit dangerous bacterial diseases throughout their lives. Indeed, ticks like the deer tick can even transmit diseases when they are in their nymph form, when they are no larger than a poppy seed.

Your mosquito control company can help defend against mosquitoes and Lyme disease

The most common tick-borne disease in our region, and across the United States, is Lyme disease, which is estimated to infect somewhere around 300,000 to 400,000 people every year. With this staggering figure in mind, it is important to know when you may have contracted this disease. Fortunately, there are a few warning signs, but they can be easily confused with other conditions. The first and most obvious sign that you may have contracted Lyme disease is a telltale target-shaped rash that will surround the spot where the bite occurred. Other signs may include fever, headache, tiredness, and even struggling to remember things. Should you experience any of these symptoms after receiving a tick bite, it is worth checking in with your doctor to express your concerns and hopefully catch a chronic illness in the bud.

To keep ticks away in the first place, though, is with the help of professional tick control.

Mosquito Squad: A tick and mosquito control company that you can rely on

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since 2005 to ensure our customers are defended against mosquitoes and ticks. Neither creature is worth messing with, and ticks are especially dangerous due to the diseases they can transmit. With the help of our barrier protection spray and our highly trained technicians, we can guarantee a dramatic and pronounced reduction in the tick population on your property. Furthermore, this treatment option is effective against mosquitoes, too! Treatments every two to three weeks will keep you defended throughout the summer and fall, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors like never before.

Ticks are a risk to health and happiness. To defend against them, look to the professional services found at Mosquito Squad of Central VA, your local tick and mosquito control company.