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How To Prevent Yourself From Lyme Disease In Charlotte

In Charlotte, tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease are a significant concern. Prevention includes yard maintenance, wildlife deterrence, and using repellents. If you need tick control, consider contacting Aruza Pest Control. If you suspect a tick bite, seek immediate medical attention.

Tick-borne disease is a very real and very present threat here in the Charlotte area. Every year, hundreds of city residents fall prey to tick bites and spend days, weeks, or even months battling through the effects of their illnesses.

a deer tick crawling on a hand

There are many different types of tick-borne diseases to watch out for, including:

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever 
  • Bourbon virus 
  • Babesiosis 
  • Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is perhaps the most recognizable and most feared illness in the eyes of Charlotte homeowners. This sickness is spread through tick vectors, and will result in:  

  • Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Headaches 
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Swollen lymph nodes 
  • Erythema migrans (EM) rash

Deer ticks are easily the most common vectors of Lyme disease, especially here in Charlotte. They are only a few millimeters long, but their eight legs and oval body shapes reveal their identities to informed onlookers. It is a common misconception that ticks cause Lyme disease. These pests act only as carriers or vectors of disease. However, this does not make them any less dangerous.

Deer ticks come to find their hosts by waving their arms in a ‘questing’ pattern in the air. Once they come in contact with a warm-blooded mammal, the creature will bite down and begin to feed. The bites themselves are small and red in appearance but will begin to develop a ‘bulls' eye’ rash if Lyme disease is contracted. Being concerned about Lymes disease is only natural, and here in Charlotte, the active tick season is only just beginning. You will need to act fast if you want to reduce tick populations around your property.

Protecting Your Charlotte Family With Tick Prevention Steps

While not every bite from a tick will result in Lyme disease, it is important to be very proactive about establishing prevention measures around your property. Here are some prevention tips that can lower tick populations all over the yard:

  • Clear yard debris such as leaf piles, fallen firewood, and weed rot.
  • Remove standing water pools that could be gathering in tarps, toys, and outdoor yard appliances.
  • Deter wildlife and other pest mammals such as rats and mice by contacting pest control professionals such as Aruza Pest Control.
  • Maintain the lawn by mowing your grass frequently, pruning back all trees and shrubs, and managing flower growth near the sides of the home.
  • Establish a rock or stone barrier between any trees and the rest of the lawn. Creating an attractive two-foot barrier of peat rock or river stone cuts down on pests and increases the attractiveness of your yard. 
  • When out and about in high tick populations, wear long-sleeved clothing and approved repellent sprays. Tuck your socks into your pants to create a mostly impenetrable barrier between yourself and ticks.

If you need additional tips or helpful hints regarding the control of Ticks on your Charlotte property, contact the professional team at Aruza Pest Control for a home inspection

Who To Contact About Ticks On Your Charlotte Property – Aruza Pest Control

If you have experienced tick bites in the past, or wonder if your recent tick bites may be something of concern, it will be important to contact two vital means of assistance. First, contact your medical professional if you feel you have any symptoms of Lyme disease. Second, contact Aruza Pest Control for assistance with tick control on your Charlotte property. We offer eco-friendly treatments by a team of professionals. Call, click, or choose to visit with us today to begin the process of preventing ticks from overtaking your Charlotte lawn. The crew at Aruza Pest Control is always here to help, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

Ian Gunn

Graduated from UNC Charlotte, Ian Gunn is an expert in all things pest. After receiving his bachelors of science, he got a job offer with Aruza Pest Control and assists with marketing, networking, and occasionally doing some pest control of his own!

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