Over the past two years, we have been flooded with news about COVID-19 and the innumerable health and societal issues the virus has caused. In many ways, the virus has us questioning if pre-pandemic life will ever get back to normal, and if it does, what diseases could lie on the horizon? Such questions are often asked of epidemiologists, who are tasked with exploring possible scenarios that could arise from future pandemics. To this day, there is still no concrete answer to where COVID-19 first originated, or if a human-animal interaction is to blame for the first case of the virus. However, scientists are keeping a close eye on viruses in the United States that have the potential to be a critical threat to health in the country.
Currently, there are a lot of diseases that have the potential to cause a health catastrophe, and there is one animal that is adept at spreading such diseases. The creatures in question, as you may have guessed, are ticks. Ticks didn’t always have a reputation for spreading disease, but in recent years, instances of tick-borne diseases have become increasingly common. Lyme disease, for example, is estimated to infect around 300,000 Americans every year. Ticks can spread many other diseases, too. One disease, Powassan virus, is particularly deadly, and there are worrying signs that the disease is spreading rapidly among tick populations. Why is this concerning? Powassan virus, in mild cases, can cause headaches, fever, and vomiting, but severe cases are life-threatening. Indeed, 10-15% of Powassan virus cases are fatal. The virus typically isn’t widespread, but new research indicates that it is becoming far more common in ticks. To defend against this growing threat, consult the tick control professionals at Mosquito Squad.
Westfield Tick Control is Vital for Outdoor Living
What's often overlooked in discussions about ticks and mosquitoes is the impact on our pets. Our four-legged friends are equally susceptible to the health risks posed by ticks and mosquitoes. For example, dogs can contract heartworm from a mosquito bite, a condition that can be fatal if not treated. Similarly, ticks can transmit a range of diseases to pets, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Both conditions can result in severe health problems for your pets, affecting their quality of life. By consulting the professionals at Mosquito Squad for tick and mosquito control, you're also taking a meaningful step to help keep your pets from becoming a target of these disease-carrying pests.
Tick and Westfield mosquito control all in one
Unfortunately, mosquitoes are also capable of spreading dangerous diseases to our communities. West Nile virus, Zika virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and others are all found in the United States, so it is important that you can defend against both mosquitoes and ticks. At Mosquito Squad, tick and mosquito control are both specialties of ours, and we can guarantee results. Since 2005, we’ve been defending our neighbors against both pests. As an industry leader, we are committed to providing service and care you won’t find elsewhere.
Using our barrier protection mist, we can defend you against both mosquitoes and ticks! The mist lasts for up to 21 days, and we apply it both around your property’s perimeter as well as in your yard. This way, you get a double layer of defense. With occasional treatments through the spring, summer, and fall, you can rest easy knowing that you are powerfully defended.
Ticks and mosquitoes can spread dangerous diseases, but the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Springfield have the tools to defend you through spring, summer, and fall. Give us a call at (413) 418-3359.