A New Tick Disease

I came across an article Sunday morning that may have some concerns for my customers.  Yes reading pest control articles is what I do on Sunday mornings.   It was about the existence of a new type of disease found on the deer tick.  The disease is called Borrelia Miyamotoi.  It’s a lot like lyme disease that is carried in many ticks, but one of the differences is the reoccurring of fever even after meds. are taken.  The article also states that it is possible that you may have to take meds. for the rest of your life.  Of course I’m far from an expert at this so lets watch a video from the Yalenews that explains it further.

Borrelia Miyamotoi. A new tick disease

At the end of the video, it is suggested to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts when walking in the wood.  Unless you’re in Houston in July or August. #110degrees.   It also suggest keeping your lawns mowed and free of leaves and clutter.  As a pest control owner, I also suggest getting our flea/tick outside yard treatment done at least twice a year.  A long with a dog and cat flea/tick treatment, the yard treatment should keep you and your family flea/tick free throughout the summer.

Scott McGrath