Summer May Be Fading, But Ticks Are Not

tick on a plant

At long last, we’ve reached the tail end of summer whether we like it or not. With cool weather on the horizon, now is the time to take advantage of the remaining warm days and evenings. Now that fall is just around the corner, many of us probably feel inclined to lower our guard against the biting insects that call our region home, but we’re here to tell you that doing so would be a mistake. Yes, warm weather will soon fade, but ticks aren’t going anywhere for a while. Unfortunately, ticks are incredibly hardy arachnids, and they can remain active until temperatures approach near-freezing; a threshold that isn’t reached until late September or even October.

Amherst tick control remains important through the fall

As you probably know, ticks are carriers of numerous diseases that can severely damage our health, which makes the delayed departure of ticks a daunting thought. Lyme disease is very prevalent in our region, and this illness is something you need to take every effort to avoid. While the typical Lyme disease case can be cured with a routine round of antibiotics, it is very hard to diagnose in the first place, making accurate treatment difficult. Further, even after being clinically cured, some patients experience something called post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, where they can feel pain, fatigue, and difficulty remembering things for 6 or more months after treatment. Even today, there is a lot to learn about Lyme disease in treatment and diagnosis, which makes the disease all the more disturbing. Indeed, the prospect of contracting Lyme disease when you go outside is a frightening one. The best method of defense is keeping ticks away in the first place, which is something you can do with the help of your tick control professionals.

Enjoy the outdoors again with the help of Amherst tick control

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked for nearly 20 years to ensure our neighbors are defended against ticks and the various diseases they can carry. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our tick barrier protection spray, we can guarantee a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. Lasting up to 21 days, our traditional tick barrier protection treatments only need to be reapplied every two to three weeks, keeping you defended throughout the spring and summer. Don’t take risks with your health!

We can expect ticks will remain nearby through the fall. For effective Amherst tick control you can trust, look to the experts at Mosquito Squad of Springfield. Give us a call at (413) 418-3359.