Do You Automatically Get Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite?

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Over the past couple of years, it seems like there has been little reprieve from the endless stream of bad news. Positives are few and far between, as far as news agencies are concerned, and we, unfortunately, need to add to the pile of bad news. Over the past decade, our region of the Northeast has seen dramatic increases in the tick populations, spelling real trouble for our outdoor living plans. Whether you like to spend time in your yard or the woods, ticks are out and about with their parasitic desire for blood. Due to warming climate conditions and more-available food sources, ticks of a few species are becoming more prevalent than ever, and so are their diseases. As you probably have heard already, ticks pose a serious risk to health and happiness due to the diseases they are known to carry.

Indeed, ticks are the main cause of vector-borne diseases in the United States, and we can expect these arachnids to maintain their claim to this title for many years to come. The main disease ticks transmit to their victims is Lyme disease, which was first discovered in Lyme County, CT. Although the disease has circulated through forests for thousands of years, we are only just starting to understand this disease, which is now rampant in tick populations. Throughout the Northeast, researchers are ringing alarm bells to bring attention to Lyme disease and its growth in Long Island. Why? Results of studies throughout our region indicate that Lyme disease is incredibly common. For example, a study site in Babylon, Long Island found that 33% of the area’s adult and nymph ticks were found to carry Lyme disease. If you are bitten by a tick, you have up to a 50% chance of contracting this pathogen in our area. The disease doesn’t transmit immediately, however. A tick must remain attached for 36-48 hours before Lyme disease can pass into your body. This might seem like a long time, but ticks are good at hiding in places we don’t check. Although tick checks are essential, Babylon tick control is incredibly important to keep ticks away in the first place.

Who to trust for Babylon tick control

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve specialized in mosquito and tick control since 2005. With nearly two decades of experience under our belts, we have the tools and experience to defend you against ticks throughout the warmer months. Using our barrier protection spray, which we typically apply every two weeks, we can guarantee a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. When applied around the perimeter of your property as well as on potential tick habitat, ticks will find that your property is no longer suitable habitat. We want our customers to enjoy their outdoor living experience worry-free, and that’s why we’re here to help.

Ticks take 36-48 hours to transmit Lyme disease, but you need to take precautions well before ticks approach you. Babylon tick control from Mosquito Squad of Long Island is here to help. Give us a call at (631) 203-1252.