OKC Pest Control Helps You Avoid Ticks!
We’re already well into the summer and ticks have been spotted in yards all over the Oklahoma City and Metro areas. This is why our OKC pest control team thought it would be important to inform our readers about 2 types of common ticks that have been making their presence very well known as well as the threat of diseases they carry.
A lot of people don’t ever think that a tick bite will really do anything to them, but the warning of diseases couldn’t be more real. The first type of common tick that our OKC pest control team would like to discuss is that of the deer tick, or the black-legged tick. This is the tick most known for carrying the infamous Lyme disease.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include: Fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea, and joint pain. About 42% of cases are reported to have a bull’s-eye rash along with other symptoms. It can take anywhere from 3-30 days before symptoms even appear, but if Lyme disease is not diagnosed and treated early, it may become late-stage or chronic.
The other type of tick that our OKC pest control team would like to share information about is called the American dog tick. It is a lot more common around Oklahoma and carries tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. There are several types of tularemia, but the most commonly contracted one is Ulceroglandular tularemia.
Symptoms of ulceroglandular tularemia include: A skin ulcer near the infection, swollen lymph glands, fever, chills, headache, and fatigue. Signs of illness normally appear within 3-5 days of the bite. Sometimes, it can take up to 14 days to notice reactions.
Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever include: Severe headache, high fever, chills, muscles aches, nausea and vomiting, restlessness, insomnia, and a rash on the wrists and ankles (usually after a few days). It takes generally up to 14 days before symptoms show up. This bacterial infection is very serious and can to damage to internal organs, such as kidneys and the heart if not treated promptly!
Now, does any of that sound like something you want to put up with? Our OKC pest control team surely wouldn’t want anyone to suffer from these horrible conditions. To prevent your yard from becoming a breeding ground for possible tick infected pests, please consider having your yard treated! Our OKC pest control team would be more than happy to help you protect you, your family, and your pets. Give us a call at 405-538-6007.