Lyme Disease is a common tick-borne illness. Symptoms can include headache, fever and fatigue. If left untreated, Lyme disease can spread to the heart and nervous system, causing long term effects including arthritis, nerve damage, heart problems and cognitive issues like memory loss.
It is important to know the harmful effects of the disease and what you can do to protect you and your family.
Here are 4 things you can do to protect yourself from Lyme disease:
#1 — Clear Out Lawn & Tree Debris:
Ticks thrive in shady, moist areas. Clear away compost and debris piles and separate play areas with wood chips or gravel.
#2 — Clean Up & Check Out Hiding Places:
Clear out leaf litter and brush around your property and keep tall grass short and mowed. Frequently check fences and brick and patio retaining walls.
#3 — Care For Pets:
Your family pets may be bringing ticks on to your property. You can talk to your vet about developing a strategy for tick prevention. Consider using a tick collar, topical or spray.
To get more information about how Mosquito Squad of Greater Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra can help protect your family from ticks, call us today at (904) 559-3414.
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