What is Lyme Disease?

Posted by AllGreen on March 22, 2017

Tick carrying lyme disease in the palm of a person's handFor anyone who invests in tick control in MA, they understand the dangers these small insects can have on their family and pets. In New England, one of the biggest issues we face with ticks is Lyme Disease. For many who have never had to face the complications of Lyme Disease, they might not know much about it, and AllGreen wants our customers to be informed.

So, what is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is often transferred through what we call deer ticks. Deer ticks can be commonly found in the woods and tall grassy areas. After an infected tick has attached itself to a host and left untouched to feed for a few days, it can transmit the pathogens into a person or animal’s bloodstream. Not all ticks have Lyme Diseases, but the increasing number found in recent years has raised concerns for many.

Though it is most common in our neck of the woods, Lyme Disease can be found across the country and even in different areas of the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme Disease around the US.

There is a lot we have learned about Lyme Disease over the years, including that is can be difficult to diagnose. This infection is known to have a variety of symptoms that mimic other diseases. It is not surprising or uncommon to hear someone with Lyme Disease was misdiagnosed.

Symptoms can vary from person to person and show up at different stages of the disease. This includes and is not limited to joint and muscle pains, heart palpitations, severe headaches, neck stiffness, rashes, facial palsy, dizziness, severe fatigue, nerve pain, numbness or tingling in hands or feet, short-term memory loss, and shortness of breath.

If caught early enough, Lyme Disease can be treated with antibiotics, and many patients can expect a full recovery quickly. In few cases, some patients will experience symptoms for up to six months after treatment is completed.

With this information in mind, AllGreen can understand your sudden urgency to invest in tick control in Massachusetts. Luckily, our experts and services are here at an affordable cost to protect those you love most from this painful infection.

With more questions about our products and services or to request a free estimate, please call our experts in West Roxbury (617) 327-5555 or in Norwood (781) 762-7080.