Tag: ticks

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Learn the facts about Lyme Disease and strategies to help avoid it   May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and this is the perfect opportunity to learn the facts about this serious bacterial infection. Lyme Disease is carried by Blacklegged Ticks (often called deer ticks) and although not all blacklegged ticks carry Lyme Disease, we believe it is important to understand the seriousness of the disease, recognize its symptoms, and employ strategies to keep tick interactions to a minimum. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is an inflammatory disease transmitted by ticks characterized by a rash, headache, fever, and chills…. Read more »

Fall spraying essential to keep the ticks at bay

Despite cooler temps, tick season endures through the end of summer While Memorial Day typically heralds the beginning of summer, and the beginning of tick season, its bookend holiday, Labor Day, does not signal the end of the tick threat. Mosquito Shield continues to spray through the fall while ticks are still active, helping homeowners battle ticks with its patent-pending Tick Shield product. While deer ticks do thrive in hot, humid weather, particularly at the beginning of their lifecycle, those life cycles extend from three months to over a year. Therefore the ticks that are hatched in late August will… Read more »