Certain tick saliva can cause the human immune system to produce antibodies to a carbohydrate that is found in red meat.
Green Pest Solutions – Ticks
Planning on taking a trip to the beach this Memorial Day? What about Camping? Even if you are staying home and barbecuing you’ll want to be certain to purchase a good insect repellent.
As a pet owner, you know it is important to provide your pet with regular exercise, a nutritious diet and lots of love and affection. But you also have a responsibility to protect your pet from health risks, such as those posed by pests. Ticks and fleas can make your pets – and you – sick and can lead to infestations in your home.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a warning for all people working and recreating in the outdoors that tick season will be starting much earlier and could be much worse than in previous years.
About 75 percent of all reported Lyme disease cases are acquired from ticks picked up during activities in backyards and around the home, according to the CDC website. Another pest-spread illness, West Nile virus, is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Most homeowners spend a great deal of time on lawn maintenance. People mow, weed, fertilize and seed for hours each week trying to develop the greenest, most beautiful lawn possible. Beneath the lush greenery could lurk hidden intruders, however. Even the most beautiful lawn could be home to tiny creatures capable of doing a tremendous amount of damage.