No one wants to talk about ticks and we completely understand why. They are nasty, bone-chilling, and spread disease. That, however, is precisely why you should talk and learn about them. At AllGreen Lawncare, we specialize in tick control in Stoughton, MA, and surrounding areas. With decades of trusted experience, we’re here to set a few things straight.
Ticks Are Not Insects
This may be surprising to most since oftentimes ticks are mistaken for insects however, they are actually arachnids. They have four sets of legs and most importantly, do not fly or jump. Keep this in mind when trying to avoid tall grass and bushes since that is where they are most likely to come in contact with you. If you want to read more about How to Stay Tick Free you can reference this blog post on the topic.
There Are Only a Few Types of Disease Spreading Ticks
Although there are hundreds of thousands of tick species, there are only a few that are actually dangerous. The “deer tick” is well known here in MA because of its capability to spread Lyme disease. Lyme disease rates continue to increase and if left untreated, can largely affect the joints, heart, and nervous system. Therefore it’s important to be able to identify the deer tick. Look for a reddish-brown body and black shield shape on its back. The good news is, ticks don’t begin transmitting diseases immediately. If you are able to remove the tick within a day of getting it then the likelihood of contracting Lyme disease is unlikely.
There’s No Vaccine for Lyme Disease
Unfortunately, there is no current vaccine. Decades ago there was a vaccine, however, it was not effective and had less than ideal side effects. This is precisely why you have to be extra careful, because your diligence is one of the best forms of prevention there is.
Summer is When You Are the Most at Risk for Tick Bites
Ticks don’t take seasons off like many other pests in MA, however, the summer is when they are most active. This is because the temperature is warm and the non-adult ticks are ready to munch down. You are likely outside far more in the summer when the weather is nicer. However, don’t let that make you complacent the rest of the year. Ticks are around year-round.
AllGreen Lawncare Can Help With Tick Control
Want to know how you can keep ticks away from your yard and therefore away from you? AllGreen Lawncare makes tick control in MA something you can rely on. Our tick control lawn care program offers customizable programs that can work with your budget to keep your yard safe from ticks.