Lyme Disease Could Meet its Match with Potential Vaccine

tick on a plant

Now that summer is approaching its last legs, it might feel fine to lower your guard regarding ticks but doing so would be a mistake. As you may know, ticks are a massive problem in our region for various reasons. Due to our climate conditions and plentiful habitat, ticks are incredibly abundant in our part of the world, and we are at risk as a result. We know that you’d prefer to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about ticks, but that moment likely won’t come until the end of fall. Ticks aren’t like mosquitoes, which can’t function below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wilbraham tick control is important through fall

Ticks are much more resilient than mosquitoes and can continue to parasitize their victims until temperatures hit freezing. This fact is troubling not just because of the bites you receive from ticks, but also because of the diseases these creatures can transmit to us. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, and many of these infections originate in the Northeast. While there are more dangerous diseases like Powassan virus, Lyme disease endangers far more people. Notoriously, Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose, which has raised the importance of developing a vaccine against this illness. While developing such a preemptive treatment has been in the public discourse for many years, it finally looks like a vaccine for Lyme disease could be on the horizon. The vaccine, referred to as VLA15, is now entering phase three of clinical trials to determine if it provides protection that is sufficient and safe enough to justify official authorization, a very high threshold. Such developments have been very promising, but there is still a long road ahead for approval. For defense against Lyme disease today, consult professionals for effective tick control.

Mosquito Squad provides powerful Wilbraham tick control

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since the mid-2000s to ensure our customers are defended against ticks and the diseases they can carry. With the help of our barrier protection treatments and our highly trained technicians, we can guarantee a dramatic and pronounced reduction in the tick population on your property. Our treatments last for a maximum of 21 days, so reapplications every two to three weeks will keep you defended this summer and through the fall. Don’t let ticks or Lyme disease ruin your outdoor living experience without a fight!

A Lyme disease vaccine could be on the horizon, but it is still far down the road. For Wilbraham tick control you can get today, look to the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Springfield. Give us a call at (413) 418-3359.

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