Lyme Disease In Your Back Yard
We would always recommend a yard spray when it comes to keeping ticks away from your home. However, to make your tick protection even more robust, there are a few added extra precautions you could take to keep these critters out of your yard, off your body and getting into your home.
The best thing you can do is make your personal outdoor space unattractive to ticks. Follow these landscaping tips to discourage ticks from setting up shop in your yard.
Cut it short. Mow your lawn often and keep your grass short so it won’t provide a shady spot for ticks to hide, suggests Popular Mechanics. Remove hiding spots. Take away piles of brush, limbs and grass clippings near your house. Those are perfect places for ticks to hide…
When the weather is nice, we want to enjoy our outdoor space. It’s great to entertain friends, let your kids play, let your pets roam about, but if your yard is vulnerable to ticks because your tick control is not up to date, what should be enjoyable time outdoors could end up with a risk to health.
Lyme disease symptoms are not always obvious. While a rash is one of the most notable signs you’ve been bitten by an infected tick, flu-like symptoms can also develop. Lyme disease symptoms are important to spot – the earlier it’s diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. The disease is spread by infected ticks. A simple bite can lead to facial nerve paralysis, arthritis and meningitis if it’s left untreated. So what are the first signs to look out for and how can it be treated?
The number of Lyme disease cases are rising rapidly! Start your protection at home, keep covered up if you venture out where you may be subject to a tick habitat, and should you be concerned about any potential symptoms, seek medical advice immediately.