Wednesday, May 10, 2017

They crawl up

As we begin to spend more time outdoors during the warmer months the threat of contracting a tick-borne disease increases. Personally I have already spotted two deer ticks on my clothing just from walking my dogs. Tick-borne disease pose a major health concern to the public nationally. Most of us are aware of the more common disease associated with tick bites...Lyme disease and spotted fever, but according to the Tick Encounter Resource Center, there are seventeen known tick-borne diseases of which eleven are known to infect humans.
It is important to develop a good plan to help protect yourself and your family members from the wide variety of tick-borne disease. Prevention strategies from a through body examine after being outdoors to the use of repellent sprays, tick repellent clothing or special designed leg covers
are your biggest defense against becoming infected. In addition to protecting yourself don't forget your four legged friends. Consult your vet as to the best treatment for your pet. Treatment for pets should be year round as it is possible for ticks to still be around in colder weather months.
Check out more helpful information and track ticks in your area on the website Tick Encounter Resource Center. 

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