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Why is Lyme Disease on the Rise?

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Living in the Northeast comes with a lot of benefits. Although the winters can be pretty brutal, the gorgeous springs, summers, and falls are all something to envy for those who don’t reside in our part of the United States. At long last, the outdoor living season is finally on the horizon, meaning you can look forward to spending time outside relaxing, gathering with family and friends, and doing all the outdoor activities you enjoy in the warm weather. However, there are some precautions you should take before you can feel safe outside. As you probably have heard, ticks are on the rise in New Hampshire and the greater Northeast. Although these tiny creatures may look harmless, such an assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. Ticks are incredibly unsanitary arachnids largely to do with their feeding behaviors. Unlike many insects of the animal kingdom that rely on vegetation, ticks are parasites and rely on the blood of other animals to survive. As you can imagine, going from animal to animal without any sort of sanitary measures is a great way to spread diseases, which is exactly why ticks are such a huge health concern. Researchers are starting to indicate that we are perched on the precipice of a tick-borne disease crisis, with greater tick numbers expected and subsequently higher rates of disease in humans.

In addition to burgeoning tick populations, Lyme disease is on the rise for a few other reasons. Firstly, tick habitat is being restored, meaning they have the space necessary to latch onto animals as they did in centuries past. Further, ticks have more creatures to feed on. Deer, birds, and many other animals are entering residential areas and bringing ticks with them. As much as we love wildlife, the ticks hitchhiking on them are not welcome and pose genuine health risks. Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose, with roughly 90% of cases going unreported. Symptoms can be extremely detrimental, including to your nervous system, so you should consider taking serious steps to dispel the threat that ticks pose to your health and happiness. Fortunately, there are some great solutions available to you.

Professional Greenland tick control is here to save the day

At Mosquito Squad, we provide real answers to the tick problems of our time. Since 2005, we have provided our customers with the leading tick control on the market, which always delivers incredible results. Using our barrier protection mist, which is also available in our natural formula, we can guarantee a dramatic reduction in the tick population within your property. Our technicians are trained to seek out and treat the areas of your yard that are prone to sheltering ticks so you can once again enjoy the outdoors without fear.

Growing habitat, increasing temperatures, and more food allow ticks to spread Lyme disease like never before. To defend against these creatures, trust Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire for Greenland tick control. Give us a call at (603) 538-3125.