Kris Kristofferson: Tested Positive for Lyme disease

Author: Mosquito Squad of Waukesha County & Milwaukee North Shore

Who would of thought that when filming the movie “Disappearances” in Vermont, Kris Kristofferson would contract Lyme disease from a tick as he crawled around the forest floor? In last month’s Rolling Stone article, it was addressed how singer/songwriter Kristofferson had been suffering from continued memory loss in recent years. At first, doctors thought it was Alzheimer’s or dementia. Then, early this year a doctor tested him for Lyme. It came back positive.  

The sad thing about it is that he was taking all these medications for things he didn’t have and they had a lot of side effects. That’s the problem with Lyme– so many people are misdiagnosed at first. His wife said that after he gave up his Alzheimer’s and depression pills and went through a few weeks of Lyme disease treatment, he was back to his old self.  She said there are still bad days but some days he’s perfectly normal and it’s easy to forget he is battling anything.

As most people with Lyme can relate, taking the proper precautions to avoid contact with ticks is crucial.  Here at Mosquito Squad we can treat your grass to help eliminate adult ticks on contact and we also have tick tube treatments available as well. We utilize an effective blend of our barrier spray treatment and tick tubes to eliminate ticks before they can get to you. Our traditional treatments eliminates adult ticks on contact, while tick tubes are placed around your property and help eliminate nymph stage ticks.