Lyme Disease is a bond many Marylanders have in common
Just like mosquitoes, ticks are vectors, or transmitters, of disease. Though extremely serious, mosquito-borne disease affects only a few thousand individuals in the US each year, while tick-borne disease afflicts tens of thousands.
Lyme Disease is contracted through the bite of a deer tick (above) infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
Here in Central Maryland, Lyme Disease is an all too familiar occurrence. Every resident either knows someone within their circle of family and friends, or knows of someone just outside that circle that has had a brush with the disease.
In the US, Lyme Disease is the most common tick-borne illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during 2013, 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from a list 14 US states, with Maryland on the list. Since there is presently no vaccine for Lyme in humans, prevention is the best method for thwarting the illness.
Prevention against ticks that cause Lyme Disease
The impetus of our service is to eliminate and prevent the ticks on your property that could be potential carriers of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses, no ticks = no risk for disease!
We specialize in a dual tick prevention and control program that targets ticks during each stage of development. Our barrier spray will eliminate adult ticks on contact while tick tubes are placed in key areas on your property, twice per season, to eliminate ticks during nymph stage. Tick tubes can dramatically decrease the chances of encountering a Lyme infected tick on your property.
Contact Mosquito Squad of Howard County & Montgomery County Maryland to learn more about breaking the bond so many Marylanders have in common; Lyme Disease.