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Ticks

Ticks are small but harmful eight legged parasites that endanger the health of your family and pets. They do not have a preference when it comes to blood, so it is important to keep them as far away from your loved ones as possible. They are often found in grassy in wood area, but can quickly come into your house be latching on to you or your pets.  Reported Lyme disease cases are up 173% in which the CDC has reported Pennsylvania has the highest number of cases in the United States.  Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are the two most common tick-borne illnesses. There are a slew of preventative measures that you can take to stay protected, but the most effective is killing them in their lava phase, before they get the chance to get into your home. Ticks are the largest transmitter of diseases to humans, aside from mosquitos. Tick checks on your family and pets is very important. Ticks tend to hide in your scalp, neck, groin, armpits, and ears. On your pet, they are often found in the ears. 


CDC page: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/index.html,
American Family Physician page: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2323.html

Mosquitos

Mosquito bites are pose far more harm than an ordinary bug bite. They carry and spread deadly diseases that include malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, encephalitis, elephantiasis, and Zika virus. Mosquitos are commonly found in wet areas or sitting water. These diseases case millions of death each year across the globe. Mosquitos are most harmful for children, the elderly, and people with poor immune health. They can even cause birth defects to unborn children. Dogs are at threat for heart worm, which is a parasite that mosquitos can transmit. It is best to get ahead of any of these situations with prevention measures that we offer. 

mosquitoes above green leaves - Buton Island
young sika deer eating grass

Deer

Deer, like us, need food all year round. The feast on anything that they can reach, including your garden. In adult form, deer eat up to 5 pounds of food every day. ​Deer generally feast on greenery in the woods, but as their woodland gets increasingly smaller with new construction, their only choice is your yard. Not only are they coming closer to eat, they also carry ticks.  According to the Center for Disease Control, there are as many as 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year. 

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