Night, Night! Don’t Get A Tick Bite!
If you are reading this just before you head off to bed, you might want to reconsider, because this post has the potential to give you nightmares. Instead of those things that go ‘bump’ in the night, what about those things that go ‘bite’ in the night. A tick bite can happen at any time during the day or night. This following article is about 6 tick borne diseases that might keep you awake.
If you live in an area with a few trees and shrubs, you’re likely cohabitating with a network of bloodsucking, disease-ridden arachnids. That’s right, ticks are your next-door neighbors … except the diseases they carry aren’t neighborly at all.
Not only are there more ticks, these days, there are more diseases that they can transmit to humans. So how can you protect yourself from ticks?
There’s no sign that ticks are backing down. A record high of 59,349 cases of tickborne diseases were reported in 2017 in the United States. That’s a 22 percent increase in cases — or roughly 11,000 more — than were reported in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on November 14.
Sometimes it’s useful to utilize a scare tactic to make people become alert and listen. These nightmare creepy crawlies are very real, and we should be scared… IF, we are not doing what we should to protect ourselves.