Spring is the Start of Tick Season
Spring has sprung! There’s a great sense in the air of new life and nature. Colors are starting to become bright and beautiful, the weather is warming up and there’s more of a ‘spring’ in our step. But hold on a second! Spring is obviously a time to rejoice, but there are also a few things to be mindful of too, like the increase in the tick population for starters! Tick season is here.
Spring is in the air! Such a wonderful time to be outdoors with the newly blooming flowers and the not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather. Unfortunately spring also brings out some unpleasant companions like ticks. Besides the yuck factor of having some bug sucking out your blood, ticks also carry disease. Oregon has 3 types of tick borne disease although Lyme Disease is probably the one you hear about most. It is a pretty nasty bacterial infection that starts out with flu like symptoms of fatigue, headache, fever and maybe a bulls eye looking rash.
We all want to spend more time outside when the weather gets warm. Enjoying time with family, friends and our four-legged friends. However, are we taking the threat of ticks seriously enough when we step out the front door?
Have you thought about tick prevention? Perhaps you got on board early this year by making sure your home is protected with a barrier spray, to stop these critters getting in.
With the arrival of spring and increased opportunities for spending time outdoors, the North Dakota Department of Health recommends people take precautions against ticks and the diseases they carry because tick season is at hand. “The highest risk of tick-borne disease transmission occurs between late spring and early fall,” said Laura Cronquist, an epidemiologist with the health department. “The key to preventing tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, is to avoid tick bites and find and remove ticks promptly.”
We hope that you enjoy a pleasant change in the weather. If we can be of service to help you feel safe from ticks, then contact us today!