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Posted on May 14, 2012 with No Comments
A relatively new and potentially more deadly tickborne disease, ehrlichiosis, continues to spread in Westchester County. Education, prevention of tick bites and recognition and treatment of early signs and symptoms remain the best weapon against diseases from ticks. Another disease from ticks, babesiosis, is now also found in Westchester County.
Ehrlichia bacteria can be carried by the american dog tick; deer tick — which can also cause lyme disease, and the Lone Star tick and one is more susceptible if they live near an area with a lot of ticks, own a pet that may bring a tick home, walk or play outdoors in high grasses.
Ehrlichiosis is spread by tick bites. Some common measures to prevent tick bites include avoiding brush and long grasses when hiking; checking yourself for ticks and removing any that you find after being outside; not standing under trees or bushes; using insect repellent; wearing clothing to cover skin.
Ticks generally need to be attached to the body for about 24 hours before they can pass along infections such as Lyme disease. Daily tick checks and proper removal is one of ways to prevent infections.
Each of our pest control treatments targets a specific disease that puts your family at risk. Common diseases around your home will include Mosquitoes (West Nile Virus), Ticks (Babesiosis, Lyme Disease), and Rodents (hantavirus). Because any of these diseases may take weeks to develop symptoms, the best treatment for your family is prevention. Contact your Westchester County Pest Control Company today!