Did you know that ticks are emerging earlier than ever? As soon as temperatures are consistently above freezing, ticks once again emerge. Climate change has slowly altered our region’s typical temperature range, making ticks feel even more at home than ever. In addition to the disgust we feel when ticks crawl on our skin, there are far more nefarious things at work within these tiny arachnids. Ticks are parasites, meaning they rely on the blood of other animals to survive. With these feeding habits come the risk of transmitting diseases from animal to animal; a risk that we need to account for. Ticks are the leading cause of vector-borne diseases in the U.S., and the Northeast is the epicenter of Lyme disease and other tick-caused diseases. Health experts believe that our region sits on the cusp of a public health emergency due to growing tick populations, increased occurrence of tick-borne diseases, and an increasingly tick-favorable climate. As if such a prediction is not warning enough, consider the consequences of contracting a disease from a tick bite. For example, Lyme disease is curable, but chronic cases are fairly common due to a high frequency of incorrect diagnoses. Further, even after a person with Lyme disease has technically been cured, symptoms can persist for weeks, months, and even years. Nothing is worth risking exposure to diseases that can severely damage your quality of life.
Unfortunately, dealing with ticks and their diseases is our new reality, and we need to be prepared. Your family’s health is of paramount importance, which means you can’t take chances. Pets are also at risk of becoming ill from ticks, and they deserve to be defended, too. Worrying about ticks is always going to detract from the enjoyment you get from spending time outside. Fortunately, there are proven solutions available to you!
Powerful Pawtucket tick control
Consider the variables. Tick season is beginning earlier than ever, tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and you would like to spend time outside this spring and summer. To ensure your outside time is of the highest quality, make sure you consult the experts at Mosquito Squad for all your tick control needs. With nearly 20 years of experience under our belts, we have all the tools necessary to keep you defended through the warmer months. Our barrier protection mist, which is also effective against mosquitoes, is guaranteed to reduce the tick population on your property. We have a long track record of satisfied customers, and we are excited to help you reclaim your property from the ticks lingering in the shadows.
Ticks are a danger to our health and happiness. To defend against them, look to Mosquito Squad of Rhode Island for effective Pawtucket tick control. Give us a call at (401) 825-0110.