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Wallingford Tick Control, Essential After Rare Illness Proves Fatal for CT Woman

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

Have you considered how you can take your outdoor lifestyle to another level this summer? Many components play a part in creating the ideal outdoor environment for you and your family, but some go overlooked. Tick control is essential this summer, but we understand why forgetting its importance is so easy: Because the creatures you’re defending against are often out of sight! Much to our disadvantage, ticks are extremely good at evading detection, even when they are clambering over your body looking for a perch from which they can steal your blood. Parasites of opportunity, ticks are found in all sorts of natural areas, waiting for larger animals to pass by and give ticks a ride and an easy meal. Unlike our animal counterparts, we’re far more capable of removing ticks from our persons, but that still may not be enough to defend against these tiny arachnids.

Yes, even if you remove a tick, it may have damaged your health significantly. How? Ticks are some of the most dangerous parasites around not because of the blood they steal, but rather because of the devastating diseases they can transmit to us. Due to their indiscriminate feeding behavior, ticks often carry illnesses like Lyme disease and others. One of these, Powassan virus, is rather rare, but it has already been detected in CT this summer. Sadly, a woman in our state recently passed after contracting the disease. What makes the illness so dangerous? Powassan virus is one of the more serious tick-borne diseases you can find because of the effects it has on your nervous system. Powassan virus can cause inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to irreversible nervous system damage in those that survive. The best way to steer clear of diseases like this one is to avoid encountering ticks in the first place. Diseases like Powassan virus and Lyme disease don’t belong in your yard, but professional tick control is here to help.

Your Wallingford tick control experts are here to help

At Mosquito Squad, we have a nearly two-decades-long history in the tick control industry. Since 2005, we’ve worked diligently to ensure our customers can live free of the worries associated with ticks. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our barrier protection spray, we can guarantee a dramatic and pronounced reduction in the tick population on your property. By applying our tick control treatments around your yard’s perimeter, as well as on areas of your yard that may harbor ticks, you can enjoy your summer more than ever before.

Powassan virus has already caused a fatality in CT. To defend against tick-borne diseases, trust Mosquito Squad of New Haven & Fairfield County for Wallingford tick control. Give us a call at (203) 275-0078.