Lyme disease has become more and more common in America’s Northeast, Great lakes area and Northern California. Your best defense against Lyme Disease in Arizona is going to be a barrier against ticks.
There are two major types of ticks that carrier Lyme disease, these are the deer tick, prevalent in the Northeast and North Central regions of the country the Western black-legged tick is the culprit in Northern California.
Ticks carried by animals such as Deer or Fox spread these ticks into and closer to your living environment, you and your dog.
Creating a barrier against ticks is best done by removing dead brush, leaves and keeping your grass well-trimmed. Ticks die quickly in dry or sunny areas, creating more of these areas near your home and walkways is a terrific natural way to control these disease-carrying pests.
Preventing Lyme Disease Tips:
- When you go for hiking or walking in grassy or wooded areas, wear a hat, long pants and tuck them into socks. They must be tight at the wrists, ankles and waist.
- In case you are going to work in the garden and hang out mainly around bushes, take a medical checkup regularly for any symptoms of Lyme disease.
- Do not use your hands to remove ticks. Use certain tools such as tweezers to remove ticks. If removed with fingers, wear gloves or use facial tissues and wash your hands after taking off the ticks. Otherwise, there is a fair chance that you will get infected with Lyme Disease.
- Special attention is needed every single day to uncovered hairy regions of the body, as ticks can be attached to these regions. Check your scalp too.
- Avoid areas such as high grasses, gardens, marshes, and beach locations, particularly towns, to what location Lyme disease is epidemic. You have to keep away from hanging out in tick-infested habitats and surroundings, in local areas of Lyme disease.
In addition, you are required to cut down in your recreational activities such as landscaping, forestry, hiking, camping, and other nature occupations.
- After you finish your daily activities in the garden or dense bushes, take off your clothes and thoroughly look over carefully and critically all the skin surface areas for any legions of Lyme Disease.
- Decrease the infection of Lyme disease with the use of repellents and covering your whole body with guarding clothes. Apply tick and insect repellents that contain N,N-Diethyl-m-Toluamide (DEET) to the skin for extra protection from Lyme disease.
It is necessary to repeat these applications regularly for the utmost effectiveness. Afterward, you need to wash it with soap and water.
You can scatter Permethrin, a synthetic pyrethroid repellent spray on clothes. This solution kills ticks when they come in contact.
- Remove such surroundings, which are suitable for ticks and their reservoir hosts such as leaf litter and woodpiles. Clear bush and trees and keep the grass mowed.