Newburyport physician, Dr. Mark Su, is one of the few doctors to still make house calls. He also considers himself to be a Lyme Literate MD (LLMD). This means he takes a very open-minded professional and holistic approach to both diagnosing and treating Lyme Disease.
According to his webpage titled TICS (Tickborne Infections Consulting Services), Lyme Disease can present itself “in conjunction with” other tick-borne illnesses, such as bartonella, babesia, and ehrlichia/anaplasma. These added complications serve to remind us that we need to take self care, which includes daily tick checks and tick control measures, seriously.
We also need to pay close attention to the symptoms of Lyme Disease, since early detection and treatment can lead to a much quicker recovery time. As stated by the CDC, symptoms of Lyme Disease, like other encephalitis-type illnesses, include headache, fever, and general body aches.
For nearly 70% of all diagnosed, confirmed cases of Lyme Disease, a bulls-eye rash develops within a week of being bitten. In early stages, Lyme Disease is highly treatable with a course of strong antibiotics. Left untreated; however, Lyme Disease can progress and cause severe joint and neurological pain. In very rare cases, death occurs. The CDC further estimates that there are actually 10x more cases of Lyme Disease than reported, due to so many people not going in for treatment or simply being misdiagnosed.
The Wall Street Journal’s research shows an even scarier statistic: more than half of all Americans do nothing to stop tick bites. This puts you, your family, and your friends at risk of a whole host of painful illnesses. Prevention, by way of tick control and daily tick checks, are by far the easiest way to have a more enjoyable summer season.
If you want to take the guesswork out of Newburyport tick control, there is an easy solution: call Mosquito Squad of the North Shore. As mentioned in the above graphic above, you can make your property less viable to ticks by following Mosquito Squad’s Six C’s:
- Clear your yard of debris
- Clean up leaf litter
- Choose plants deer hate
- Check tick hiding places
- Care for pets with tick collars
- Call the pros for barrier spray protection.
We guarantee our work and proudly stand behind all our products. Our trained professionals provide homeowners and businesses seasonal barrier spray protection which eliminates 85% – 90% of mosquitoes and adult ticks from your yard.
Commercial or residential customers all delight in our EPA-approved barrier spray, which is water resistant and lasts for up to three weeks. We take protection to the very edge of your property, not just around your home or business perimeter. This thoroughness versus targeting simply a few sections of your lawn yields impressive results: no more tick invasion!
Doctors aren’t the only ones who want to keep your family healthy: we do, too! To learn more about Mosquito Squad of the North Shore, or to schedule your free consultation for your home or place of business throughout the entire North Shore region, you can contact us today.