Between April and October, mosquitoes and ticks are a part of our everyday life. They irritate and annoy us and make being outside more torture than fun. You don’t have to live in suffering anymore. Maine Tick & Mosquito Control is prepared to give you your lawn back. Our complete mosquito and tick control will destroy the pesky critters that are wreaking havoc on your yard, family, and loved ones.
Ticks are related to spiders and have eight legs. They are tiny and often hard to see. They have flat, oval bodies and feed on the blood of all kinds of animals, including humans. They detect animals by their breath, odor, heat, moisture, or vibrations caused by their movement. They are most commonly found in wooded areas, dense grass, overgrown bushes, and leaf piles.
Different types of ticks transmit various diseases. Lyme disease is most commonly spread by black-legged ticks, also known as the deer tick. The wood tick and brown dog tick spread Rocky Mountain fever.
Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the saliva of infected black-legged ticks. Typical symptoms include headache, fever, fatigue, and a skin rash located around the infected area. While it is very treatable if detected early, if left untreated, the infection can spread to the heart, joints, and nervous system.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease caused by the bite of a tick. Most people who are infected will have a fever, headache, and rash. The rash usually develops two to four days after the fever begins and often looks like red splotches where the bite took place.
While almost all patients with RMSF will develop a rash, because it does not appear early in the illness, it can make RMSF difficult to diagnose. If left untreated, RMSP can be deadly.
Tips for Avoiding Ticks in Southern Maine Include:
How Do I Remove a Tick if I Find One?
If you discover a tick, use tweezers to pinch the tick very close to the skin’s surface. Pull up firmly but try not to yank. You want to remove all of the tick’s mouth parts because it is the saliva that carries the disease. Thoroughly clean and disinfect the area with soap and water or rubbing alcohol.
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