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Did You Know that One in Seven People Have Had Lyme Disease?

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Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that affects people around the world. Few Bay Staters have not encountered the disease, either themselves or someone they know. With the right approach, anyone can guard against tick bites that cause the disease.

How Common Is Lyme Disease?

A recent study revealed that approximately one in seven people have experienced or are currently dealing with Lyme disease. One in SEVEN!! They also noted that Lyme disease is "a widely distributed infectious disease" but does not receive attention globally.

People may be dealing with Lyme disease without realizing it. Common symptoms of Lyme disease include:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Swollen lymph nodes

If you or someone you know experiences Lyme disease symptoms, consult with a doctor. From there, a doctor can evaluate to determine if an individual is coping with the tick-borne illness.

Keep in mind that people can also experience Lyme disease more than once. However, those who take tick control precautions can limit the tick population around their property. As a result, they can minimize their risk of tick bites that transmit Lyme disease.

Can't-Miss Tick Control Tips

There are several simple things you can do to limit the tick population around your property. These include:

  • Trim tall grass. Ticks are drawn to tall grass. Keep the grass neat and tidy to eliminate potential tick habitats.Lyme disease rash
  • Remove trash. Ticks tend to hide in yard waste like grass clippings and leaves. Get rid of debris on your property, so ticks have no places to hide.
  • Keep playground equipment in the sun. Ticks frequently populate in areas that are damp or dark. As such, you should ensure that playground equipment, lawn chairs, and other outdoor accessories and furniture are kept in the sun whenever possible.

You may dedicate significant time, energy, and resources to control the tick population on your property. Regardless, ticks can be problematic, and you may need expert help to combat them. At this point, it pays to partner with a best-in-class tick control company.

What to Expect from a Tick Control Company

A tick control company, like Mosquito Squad of Southeastern Massachusetts, has professionals on staff who know what it takes to fight off ticks and other unwanted pests. These professionals work in lockstep with property owners to achieve the best-possible tick control results.

Initially, give us a call to discuss your tick problem with our office staff. From there, we will formulate a plan of attack to address the tick problem in your yard. We share that plan and the treatment schedule with the property owner, so they know exactly what to expect.

Get Help with Your Tick Problem Today

Reduce your family's chance for tick bites that can cause Lyme disease by following the 6 C's of tick control. Mosquito Squad of Southeastern Massachusetts can help you enjoy your yard to the fullest. Contact us online or call our team at (774) 234-4611 today to request a free quote for Southeastern Massachusetts tick control services.