Tick Control Statistics Show New Hampshire Ranks 2nd for Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
Statistics prove Lyme disease is more of a risk in New Hampshire than ever before.
“Ticks are nature's dirty needle,” Dr. Julia Greenspan, member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) told The Morning Show last Monday. “Right now there are more ticks than ever before, and more of them are infected with Lyme disease.”
It’s not just in New Hampshire that ticks are increasing in number. All across the eastern seaboard, experts have noticed tick eggs hatching earlier, and larger numbers of ticks foraging for blood meals.
Some studies have shown that as many as 50% of ticks carry the borrelia burgdorferi bacterium in their bloodstream that causes Lyme disease; and most carry other potentially deadly diseases and pathogens in their bloodstream too.
“I’ve seen young people debilitated with neurological, cardiovascular, and reduced immunity, and teenagers bedridden,” Dr. Greenspan warned The Morning Show.
Homeowners need to take the increased density of infected ticks very seriously – as a single bite could put their family or pets at risk. It’s vital to create a tick-safe lawn and landscape to prevent tick bites.
The best way to do that is to talk to a tick control specialist, like the experts at Aspenn Environmental Services. They’ll be able to perform a yard spray for ticks that will get rid of ticks from your property – and then schedule follow up tick spray treatments to keep your property tick free all year round.
You should also remain vigilant and check your children and pets – and yourself – for attached ticks every time you come in from outside. In May and June especially, ticks can be the size of poppy seeds, or even resemble freckles, so you have to be very thorough to ensure you didn’t miss any.
With more and more focus being turned towards the potentially life-altering impact of Lyme disease, preventing tick bites has never been more important. Invest in tick control for your home and garden to keep you and your family safe.