Lyme disease is brought on by a bacterium referred to as Borrelia burgdorferi and is circulated when a person is bitten by an infected tick. When a person is initially infected by a disease carrying tick, they will typically receive a circular rash, also commonly know as a "bulls-eye rash" in the area where the tick bite occurred. Other symptoms a person will receive with the onset of Lyme Disease is flu-like symptoms and severe fatigue. Once you have been infected with Lyme Disease, it is imperative that you seek treatment immediately in order to prevent ongoing issues such as paralysis, meningitis, or heart issues.
A doctor will perform their diagnosis taking into account the symptoms that you display as well as your potential to being exposed to ticks. Unfortunately, a blood test will most likely be able to trace the disease until approximately one month after infection. Typically a doctor will begin treating you for Lyme Disease if you a showing the flu-like symptoms and bulls-eye rash. The treatment will begin with antibiotics that are ingested orally.
Lyme Disease Prevention Techniques
The greatest way to avoid being infected by Lyme Disease is taking preventative measures. The species of ticks that transmit Lyme disease are small in size, and it is very difficult to notice when they have bitten you or attached themselves to your body. The Connecticut tick control specialists at Tick and Turf have compiled a list preventative measures that you can take in order to keep yourself, family, and pets safe from tick bites.
Avoid heavily wooded and areas with tall grass and stay in the middle of trails, away from the edges when hiking.
Wear long pants tucked into socks to keep ticks on the outside of clothes.
Perform fully body tick checks. Ticks will need to feed on your blood for up to 2 days in order to transmit Lyme disease, so perform a comprehensive tick check after spending time in wooded areas is a very effective preventive measure.
Use tick repellent spray on pants and socks during the spring and summer seasons time ticks are active.
The best way to prevent tick-borne diseases and other related harms is with professional Connecticut tick spraying services. Connecticut residents trust Tick and Turf with this task, as well as for quality lawn care services. If you’re worried about ticks on your property, contact us today to scheudle your free consultatoin and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.