Preventing Lyme Disease through Tick Control in MA

Posted by AllGreen on June 12, 2016

Tick control in MA from AllGreenIf you live in the Northeast, contracting tick-related illnesses should be a major concern. Out of all 50 states, Massachusetts had the second-highest number of Lyme Disease cases in 2014, with an estimated total of 53,040 cases, making tick control in MA a necessity. If not treated immediately, Lyme Disease can be a debilitating illness, causing arthritis, inflammation of the brain and spinal chord, severe headaches, and several other serious conditions.

Despite the pressing nature of this issue, the Massachusetts state government has not set aside any funding for Lyme Disease prevention. If you want to keep yourself safe from tick-related infections, you have to be proactive, aware, and act independently.

Thankfully, All Green has the perfect recipe for effective tick control in MA. Using a combination of granular and liquid treatments, we eliminate ticks at the source so you can live comfortably without the fear of Lyme and other devastating diseases. With us, you can make your lawn tick-free.

We understand that keeping yourself, your family, and your pets safe is an imminent priority. That can be especially tough when the warm weather rolls around and you want to spend your time outdoors. However, ticks have proven to thrive in any season, making the need for protection as imminent in the fall and winter as it is in the summer. At AllGreen, we want you to reap the full benefits of the beautiful New England seasons, without worrying about contracting harmful diseases on your own property. That’s why we provide useful treatments that keep ticks away and make you more secure.

More Information on Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium usually transmitted to ticks through through an infected host, such as a bird, rodent, or deer. The infected tick then attaches itself to the skin of a human using its tiny legs. Because it is so small (the largest ticks measure to about 2.7 mm in length), many people don’t realize that the tick has fastened itself to the skin. In order for the disease to be transmitted, the tick must be attached for at least 36 hours. Ticks don’t bother us without a reason; they want our blood. Once it starts feeding, it can pass on the disease into the human’s bloodstream. The longer it feeds, the more likely it is to transmit.

The infected person can start feeling the effects of Lyme Disease within a month of transmission. Fevers, chills, headaches, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes are common, as well as a rash that can grow to up to a foot in length. After the first month, more serious symptoms can occur, such as arthritis, dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, shooting pains, brain and spinal chord inflammation, and short-term memory loss.

Lyme Disease is generally treated with antibiotics that usually heal the person quickly, but in some cases, one can feel the effects for up to six months.