We hear a lot about ticks invading the Northeast region of the United States and how they are quick to spread Lyme Disease. However, it is important to note that ticks live in multiple U.S. regions, and that there are quite a few other tick borne diseases outside of Lyme disease that affect people of all ages. Always make sure to check for ticks after spending time outside and remove them right away in order to prevent the following diseases.Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is common in the Southeast region of the United States. This disease is carried by the brown dog tick, the Rocky Mountain wood tick and the American dog tick. The symptoms related to this disease are sudden onset of fever, pain in the muscles, headaches, and a rash. This can be difficult to diagnose at first because if it’s not treated quickly or properly, the disease can be fatal making it one of the more serious.
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis can be found in quite a few regions of the United States, most notably in the Midwest. This tick borne disease can also be found in the Mid-Atlantic states, northern California and even New England. This disease causes symptoms that include headaches, fever, and malaise. Fever tends to be the most common symptom and it follows not long after the tick bite.
Ehrlichiosis is typically found in the Southwest region of the United States. The lone star tick carries this disease. This tick can be found on dogs, goats, sheep, horses, and cattle. The symptoms from this tick can include swollen lymph nodes and fever if you are bitten by this tick.
Colorado Tick Fever
Another tick borne disease you must be aware of is Colorado Tick Fever. Especially if you reside in or are meeting the Rocky Mountain states between elevations of 4,000 to 10,500 feet. The Rocky Mountain wood tick carries this disease. Symptoms include and causes symptoms include vomiting, fever, nausea, chills, malaise, diarrhea and many more. You are start to feel these symptoms three to five days after being bitten.
The lone star tick transmits the Heartland Virus. In Montana this disease was discovered in 2009. This disease was only discovered in 2009 in Montana. Since then there have been cases found in Texas and in Oklahoma. The symptoms of this disease are fever, low platelets, and a decrease in their total number of white blood cells.
Multiple ticks such as the lone star tick, the deer tick, the wood tick, and the American dog tick carry the disease tularemia. Symptoms can include vomiting, fever, chills, malaise, nausea, swollen glands, weight loss, headaches, aches and pains and many other symptoms.
Ticks are no joke and need to be taken seriously. Protect yourself, pets, and loved ones with all-natural materials or control options with pesticides from The Mosquito Guy.
Tick Spraying for Residential Properties
While we can’t recommend relying on opossums or pet birds to completely rid your property of ticks, it is nice to know that we can get a little help from the animal kingdom. The best way to keep your property clear of ticks is to make it unfriendly to ticks by keeping the grass short and raking up leaves. This in conjunction with tick spraying from The Mosquito Guy will keep your property free of disease spreading ticks and mosquitoes.
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