Lyme Disease, Tick- Borne Disease Prevention & Deer Ticks in Connecticut
Connecticut consistently maintains one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country and reports have indicated that more than half of deer ticks that have been sampled in Connecticut are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, which is the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The highest risk for people to be infected with a tickborne diseases is between the months of May and August when the aggressive nymph stage of the blacklegged tick is active. Tick and Turf provides expert tick control services in Connecticut, which are effective in protecting your family and pets from the potential dangerous pests.
To avoid being infected with a tick-borne illness, it is recommended that you apply repellent with DEET, and when you go back inside after spending time outdoors in wooded areas. You should take a shower and place your clothing in the dryer to kill off ticks. A lint brush can also be effective in removing ticks from clothes and pets. You should also take the following preventative measures.
Avoid thick brush and tall grass during the active tick season.
Use tick repellent on socks and pantlegs. Or on your skin if wearing shorts.
Perform a thorough tick check at the end of the day; remember that they can crawl under your clothing, between your toes, and behind or on your ears.
Remove attached ticks quickly.
Tick and Turf is passionate about helping protect families in Connecticut from the dangers and irritations of ticks and the potential diseased that they can transmit to humans and pets. We offer a signature Protective Barrier Treatment and seasonal tick spray packages. Contact us today at 203-232-7285 to schedule a quick no-cost consultation and estimate!