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Tick season is upon us . . . well, to be accurate, ticks are around even when the temperature drops and there is snow on the ground. Ticks carry diseases that effect humans and animals, most well-known of these is Lyme’s Disease. So here are a few facts about ticks:

  • Blacklegged (deer) ticks, carriers of Lyme disease, like to spend the winter nestled in the fur of a deer.
  • With Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a tick-borne illness, victims may experience fever, chills, headache, vomiting, fatigue and small red spots or blotches that begin on the wrists, ankles, palms and soles of the feet.
  • Tick paralysis is a tick-borne disease that is caused by the toxins in tick saliva and can occur when the tick remains continuously attached for 2-7 days.

If you’re concerned that you have ticks in your home or place of business, give Dave’s Pest Control a call at 1-800-400-6009.