Lyme disease is about as much fun as a root canal. And just like taking care of your teeth to prevent such a procedure, you need to take preventative measures to avoid the risk of getting Lyme disease. As we all know, ticks are the primary culprit for giving out Lyme disease. They attach to our skin as we casually stroll by them in our yards, fields, or trails near our homes. They also like to latch on to our pets as they see fit. So, the more ticks we have in close proximity to us, the higher the probability of susceptibility to contracting Lyme disease. Like brushing your teeth, flossing, and getting regular cleanings, we recommend spray treatments for your yard, to get rid of ticks who put you, your family, and your pets at risk.
By the way, if for some odd reason you didn’t pick up on my sarcasm earlier, root canals and Lyme disease are not fun. I, unfortunately have had the distinct pleasure of experiencing this first hand. A few years ago I was bitten by a tick (it had camped out on me over night). I was taking a run on a trail near my house the day before and must have picked up my new “friend” along the way. I detached the critter from my skin and didn’t think too much of it after that. Unluckily for me, not long after, I started feeling symptoms of what I soon learned was Lyme disease. At the time, I didn’t know what was happening. I started getting a mild fever, then chills, my body ached, I was exhausted for days on end, no matter how much rest I got, my sinuses were always throbbing and achy, my jaw was incredibly tense, and there was a number of other symptoms as well. I went to several doctors and was diagnosed with Lyme disease after a series of different tests. That little tick had caused me a massive amount of daily discomfort and exhaustion. After almost two years of going through various symptoms, I am finally feeling much better in general. A good dose of improving my diet, exercise routine, supplement intake, and sleep patterns, have been the things I needed to get through it. And, sometimes today I still feel lethargic…maybe I just need more coffee…but my understanding is that Lyme disease never completely goes away.
Please, if you are concerned about the well-being of your family and your pets, give us a call at 434-336-4040 and let us take care of eliminating the tick population in your yard. Lyme disease is up there with root canals and bankruptcy on the list of things that aren’t fun. Let us help you take care of your yard, and promote fun and healthy living for you, your family, and pets for your spring and summer seasons! Cheers!
By Steve Sanderson, Sales Manager of Mosquito Squad Charlottesville