Lyme Disease Prevention in Connecticut through Tick Control Services
If you are a Connecticut resident, then chances are you are familiar with Lyme disease and personally know someone that has been infected. Since its discovery in Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme disease has quickly spread throughout the state and surrounding areas due to the increase in deer populations and more homes and commercial properties being constructed in heavily wooded areas. Based in Southbury, CT, Tick and Turf provides seasonal tick spray and control services to property owners throughout the Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven county areas and beyond. In this month's article, we have compiled a list of methods you can utilize to help protect yourself from succumbing to tick-borne diseases.
Avoid endemic Lyme areas during the late spring/summer. Your greatest way to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases is to obviously stay away from areas where ticks inhabit. This would include heavily wooded areas, tall grass, fallen trees, leave accumulation. If you enjoy taking hikes in the woods, attempt to remain on areas of the trail that are cleared of debris.
Dress defensively by wearing long pants and shirts with sleeves that are tight to your body and are lighter colored, which will help you locate ticks on your body. If you have longer hair, tie it up or stuff it up under a hat. Certain apparel stores carry clothing that has been treated with tick repellent which can be very effective. You can also purchase tick repellent spray and spray the inside and outside of your clothing. You should also spray your shoes with tick repellent before entering wooded areas.
Take a shower and wash your clothing. As soon as you return from an area that could have potentially been infested with ticks, you should take a shower immediately. Any ticks that have attached themselves to your body should get washed away and it will allow you to comprehensively inspect yourself. Placing your apparel in the dryer for about fifteen minutes prior to washing them should be effective in killing any existing ticks.
Create a tick-free area for your property. Many property owners are under the false understanding that as long as they stay away from the heavily wooded areas, that they will be safeguard from tick-borne illness. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. The greatest method of protection is to hire a professional Connecticut tick control company. The residential tick control specialists at Tick and Turf can develop a customized program to assist in eradicating present tick infestations. Our season tick spray services will also work to prevent new colonies from inhabiting in your property. Our effective tick control program will offer the greatest proticektion againts ticks. Contact us today at (203) 232-7285 to schedule your no cost consultation and estimate!