With the number of reports of the presence of ticks and Lyme Disease activity increasing in the state of Connecticut and the surrounding areas, it’s important to understand the best ways to protect yourself, family, and pets from infections. Ticks are most prevalent during the spring and summer months of the year, however it is imperative to take preventative measures during the fall and winter months as well, specifically in the heavily wooded areas of Southbury, New Canaan, Weston, Prospect, Monroe, Fairfield, Wolcott, and surroundings areas.
Ticks can attach themselves, and utilizing their sharp teeth will penetrate your skin and feed on your blood until manually removed. It is recommended that you use fine tipped tweezers to remove a tick. Once the tick has been removed, it is imperative that you then treat the infected area by cleaning it thoroughly and then and add antibiotic cream. If swelling continues, you should contact your doctor immediately to further investigate the infected area.
There are over twenty species of ticks have been identified in the state of Connecticut. The most popular ticks that inhabit our state is the American dog tick, Deer tick, Black-legged tick, Lone Star tick, and the Groundhog tick. Pet owners should also be very concerned with tick prevention because a tick bite can have consequential implications on the health of your pets. It has been reported that at least half of the diseases ticks can potentially transmit to humans can be transmitted to pets.
If you would like to protect your family and pets from ticks and diseases that they transmit, contact the Connecticut Tick Control professionals at Tick and Turf for a no-cost consultation. We can establish a protective barrier around your property from these intruders. Since our organic and traditional tick sprays target heavily wooded areas and the shrubbery on your landscape, we target the areas where ticks will most likely inhabit and wait for a potential host. Contact us today at (203) 232-7285 for a free quote and take the first step in making your property tick-free.