What Keeps Ticks Away?

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In our day-to-day lives, there are many unknowns we are bound to face. The majority of these unknowns are mundane, like wondering what your next meal will be, what kind of work you need to complete tomorrow, and what yard work you need to complete before having guests over. Such questions are unexciting, but other unknowns require your strict attention. Your home is a cherished place of safety, respite, and fun, but your sanctuary probably isn’t as secure as it might seem. Indeed, unseen dangers are lurking on your property. Ticks are a growing threat to the health of Long Island residents, and as a highly resilient arachnid, they can be found in yards and parks throughout the region. Some of the greatest dangers to your health are the ones you can’t see, and ticks fall snugly into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. As a silent parasite, ticks are rarely seen scuttling around in nature, but you need to prepare for these secretive bloodsuckers, nonetheless. There are many methods to keep ticks away, but the most effective treatments are those from tick control experts.

Why you should consider East Setauket tick control

Ticks, as you probably know already, have a very bad reputation, but what makes these creatures so concerning? There are several reasons to keep an eye out for ticks, not the least being that ticks require blood meals to survive. Personal space is not a concept to ticks; they can latch onto you for up to 10 days, should they wish to do so, to satiate their hunger. Tick bites are painless, unlike the sharp, itchy ones of mosquitoes, increasing the chances that a tick can infect you with a serious disease.

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness, and the bacteria responsible for the disease needs anywhere from 16 to 48 hours to enter your bloodstream. Unfortunately, recognizing when you’ve been bitten by a tick is a challenge, which explains why there are an estimated 400,000+ cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. every year. Only a fraction of these cases are officially confirmed each year, considering there is an error rate of roughly 90% in Lyme disease diagnoses. Lyme disease can degrade your health for months or even years, especially when the infection moves to the nervous system and can cause lethargy and even short-term memory loss.

If such facts weren’t concerning enough, studies indicate that roughly HALF of all adult ticks in Long Island carry Lyme disease.

Where to find East Setauket tick control

Mosquito Squad of Long Island has the tools to ensure your yard is defended against marauding ticks. We offer few kinds of tick control, which includes our barrier protection mist. This treatment is available in our original and naturalformulas, the latter created using a unique blend of essential oils. As a trusted veteran in the tick-control industry, we have a long track record of success in Long Island, which is why we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

For all your tick control needs, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Long Island. Give us a call at (631) 203-1252.