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Tips For Avoiding Ticks In Southern Maine

Lyme diseases is a growing threat in Southern Maine. And it is a threat that doesn't just affect people. Dogs are getting it too. While Lyme is not as serious for canines as it is for humans, it can lead to lifelong health complications due to inflammation and neurological illness. Symptoms include lameness, discomfort when lying or sitting, stiffness when walking, difficulty breathing, sensitivity to being touched, lack of appetite, and general tiredness. In rare cases, dogs may also develop heart abnormalities or nervous system problems. 

In humans, Lyme produces many similar health complications. Experts say that Lyme is hard to properly diagnose because it mimics other diseases like Bell's palsy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, ALS, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and multiple sclerosis. These other, well-known diseases, give a clearer picture of just how bad Lyme disease can be, rather than simply listing off symptoms of the disease. Fortunately, Lyme disease can be cured if treated in the early stages, and it can be prevented by avoiding contact with ticks. That leads us to what we came here to look at today. 

8 Tips To Avoid Ticks 

  • If you have a dog or a cat, make sure they have veterinarian prescribed tick protection products, and check them regularly for ticks. It is also a good idea to establish a safe area in your yard where your pets are allowed to roam. Dogs and cats pick ticks up when they walk in grass and bushes.
  • If you ever have a wildlife issue on your property, such as a skunk, raccoon, or rodent, make sure to have the issue dealt with quickly. These furry creatures can bring ticks into a home, or drop tick eggs in the yard.
  • If you spend time in your yard, it is a good idea to have routine pest control that works to eliminate ticks. And be sure to keep the grass cut low. Not only will it make it a little harder for ticks to climb up, a well-kept lawn is resistant to passing wildlife, which brings ticks into your yard.
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