Well being consultants reminding everybody to guard themselves in opposition to Lyme illness

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. – Essentially the most generally discovered tick on this space is the deer tick or black legged tick.

Might via July is when ticks are most prevalent in our space. The largest concern is that they’re illness carriers. Deer ticks are primarily related to Lyme illness.

“Not all tick bites do end in Lyme illness. They should be contaminated with a sure micro organism throughout their progress phases so as to have the ability to transmit the illness to people,” says Rick Kruczek, Grasp Gardener at Berks County Penn State Ag Extension.

Usually, it takes greater than 24 hours for a tick to be on you earlier than you possibly can contract Lyme illness. The issue is that they’re so small, solely in regards to the measurement of a pin head, that always you do not discover them straight away.

So, it is vital to examine for ticks and take precautions while you’re outdoors.

If you are going to be in an space the place ticks are more likely to be current put on lengthy sleeved shirts tucked into lengthy pants which are tucked into socks. All ought to be mild coloured so the parasites are simple to identify. You must also cowl your head.

“Most of them are on the bottom or on vegetation and so they fall off of the deer almost definitely which are wandering via the areas,” says Kruczek.

Specialists say that overgrown brush areas and tall grasses, particularly on the fringe of a wooded space are locations the place ticks are more likely to be and naturally dense forested areas.

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“If you do examine your self, you need to all the time examine your scorching spots,” says Kruczek. “[Look] underneath your arms, stomach button, round your ears, your hairline, anyplace that may be a heat spot that they will discover.”

It is also advisable to see a health care provider if a tick bites you. A bull’s-eye rash is an indicator you’ve got most likely contracted Lyme illness.