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Protecting Against Ticks (and Lyme disease) in Waukesha County, WI & Northern Illinois

Protect your family from ticks and have your yard sprayed with tick repellent from The Mosquito Guy.Of all the bugs out there, ticks are among the most repellent.

 

They glom onto a host. Creep around. Dig in. Gorge on blood. Yuck.

 

Worse, tick numbers are growing in Waukesha County, Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Less-harsh winters and a robust deer herd (which carries ticks) are often blamed.

Ticks Can Spread Lyme Disease

Ticks are vile creatures. They can be dangerous, too. The pinhead-size deer tick (one of two tick species in this area) can harbor Lyme disease. Its symptoms include a ring-shaped rash and fatigue; long-term effects can extend to injuring organs and the nervous system. Permanent disability is a very real possibility.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease annually. Don’t be one in Waukesha County. If you have ticks in your yard or are worried about the possibility, contact The Mosquito Guy

 

A single tick protection treatment by The Mosquito Guy will control ticks on your property for up to 30 days. Late spring and early summer are peak tick time, so applying tick repellent by mid-May is advised. Treatment starts at just $125 per yard.

 

Two treatments usually offer sufficient tick control. If you want to prevent ticks in your yard, call 262-521-1258, or e-mail margie@themosquitoguy.com, for a free quote.

 

You can take preventive steps on your own, too. Ticks can’t jump or skitter, so try building distinctive paths between lawn and wooded areas comprised of wood chips or gravel. Clearing away tall grass helps.

 

When you’re out and about, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to shield against ticks. Tucking pants into socks or boots creates a tight barrier. Wearing light-colored clothing makes ticks more visible.

 

Strong tick repellents are available. Twenty percent DEET formula is recommended.

 

Once back inside, check your entire body for ticks. They like to hide, so don’t overlook your body’s natural areas of cover: hair, scalp, armpits, groin and behind the knee. Even wood ticks, the other common species in Waukesha County, are only about a quarter-inch long (before blood siphoning, that is). Don’t be reluctant about searching, lest you miss a hitchhiker.

 

If you locate one, here’s how to remove it: Grab with a tweezer as close to the skin as possible, and pull straight up and out.

 

Don’t forget to go over pets, too. If your dog or cat roams tick habitat, a veterinarian can apply or recommend a topical repellent to keep ticks away.

 

The ideal approach, of course, is to make your yard as unwelcoming to ticks as possible … and that’s where The Mosquito Guy can help. Contact us for a yard treatment to keep ticks away. Consider it an investment against “disgusting” … and into your mental well-being.

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