The Wide-Reaching Consequences Of Lyme Disease

April 20, 2017

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There are few illnesses that have the impact that Lyme diseases has. We can attribute this to several factors. Please take a moment to consider the following points to better protect your family and pets here in Rome, Georgia.

10 Things You Should Know About Lyme Disease In Georgia

  • Lyme disease is spread by tick bite. These bites are usually associated with a bullseye rash, but not always.

  • Lyme disease can mimic other diseases and can be misdiagnosed. Some of the illnesses Lyme disease is mistaken for are Alzheimer's, migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, Parkinson's, and Bell's palsy.

  • It takes 24 to 48 hours to contract Lyme disease from a tick. Early detection of ticks on the skin is key.

  • Lyme disease is treatable in its beginning stage. Early detection and proper diagnosis are key in preventing long-term medical complications.

  • May is Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month in Georgia. This was established at the request of the Georgia Lyme Disease Association, to educate Georgians on the dangers of this disease and to advocate proper detection and prevention.

  • While black-legged ticks (deer ticks) are most often connected to the spread of Lyme disease, the Georgia Lyme Disease Association has documented cases of Lyme disease in Georgia that can be connected to the Lone Star tick, which is a highly aggressive tick species.

  • Ongoing pest control reduces the risk of Lyme disease.

  • Ticks can be controlled directly and through indirect measures that are used to manage mouse populations. Studies have shown a direct correlation between mouse populations and Lyme disease cases.

  • Lyme disease can be spread by tick to dogs. Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs include fever, swollen lymph nodes, lameness, loss of appetite, and swelling. Severe symptoms are rare but possible. These symptoms can lead to serious complications with the kidneys.

  • Lyme disease can be spread by tick to cats. While rare in cats, Lyme is the most common tick-borne disease associated with cats. Symptoms include lameness, lethargy, and loss of appetite.

Is Lyme disease in Georgia? Yes. That is why it is vital that we all know what symptoms are associated with this disease, and take appropriate measures to protect ourselves from tick bites, and reduce ticks and other creatures that carry them.

If you would like to know more about this disease, or have a professional pest technician do an assessment of your property and evaluate pest pressures, reach out to us. Allgood Pest Solutions is an industry leader, and proud to serve Rome, Georgia with the most advanced and trusted pest control services available.

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