Was the tick that bit me carrying Lyme disease? If you have ever been bitten by a tick that is likely a question you have asked yourself. As of now, there is no way to know, that’s why it’s important to protect yourself from ticks. AllGreen Lawncare can do just that – protect you. Here at AllGreen, we provide numerous tick control solutions that will aid in keeping your family safe. There have been technological advancements toward tick prevention recently, here is more information about the potential future of tick control.
Story Behind the Device
Idumathi Prakash, a microbiology student at Harvard University Student, was bitten by a tick at her MA home, giving her Lyme Disease. Prakash has been working toward a prevention method for Lyme disease at Queen’s University. The key to catching Lyme disease is being treated with antibiotics within 24 hours of exposure. However, it’s difficult to know whether someone has been bitten or not until it is too late.
Tick Testing Device Development
Prakash’s idea instead of testing people is to test the ticks themselves with rapid results, unlike many other tests that take at least two days. This device is a tiny box that keeps even the smallest ticks enclosed. From there a small syringe takes a DNA sample from the tick which is processed and compared to a database of tick-borne illnesses/diseases. With this rapid test’s success, it would be able to cut down on the amount of antibiotic resistance that occurs when someone takes Lyme disease antibiotics without being exposed. This device is still in the developmental stage, however, it shows promise when it comes to Lyme disease prevention.
Contact Allgreen Lawncare for MA Tick Control Services
Although these new technological advancements are exciting, they only help to identify if someone has been bitten and infected. Ticks are still active and it’s, now more than ever, important to protect yourself and your family from tick infestation. At AllGreen Lawncare we can keep you safe. We understand that your priority is to keep pests away so that you can enjoy your backyard in peace. That is what we offer – peace of mind. Our MA tick control programs will help to keep your yard tick-free.