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The Facts About Lyme Disease

Posted on June 26th, 2019 by Knockout Pest

Each year, over 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported in the United States. While infected celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Avril Lavigne, and Ben Stiller have shed light on the disease, many people are still not aware of the facts.

Lyme disease is caused when a tick containing the bacteria Borrelia burgdoferi bites a human and transmits the bacteria into the bloodstream.

Common symptoms of Lyme disease include fatigue, joint pain and headaches. A visual sign is a rash which can appear up to 30 days after the tick bite.

Identifying Lyme disease early is key to preventing more serious symptoms. Blood tests are often required for confirmation. If you notice any symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately.

Preventing Lyme disease comes down to tick control.

  • Keep up with routine landscaping and don’t let the grass over-grow. Eliminate yard crops that attract deer or other animals. It’s also a good idea to avoid being in wooded areas. If you will be in or near the woods, be prepared with clothing that covers as much skin as possible and bug spray that contains DEET.
  • Ticks often hitch a ride inside through your pets. Check your pets for ticks every time they re-enter the home.
  • Check yourself for ticks when returning from a wooded area. Comb through your hair and check inside your ears, under your arms, behind your knees, and even inside of your belly button.

Knockout Pest Control will apply the necessary chemicals around your home to prevent ticks. This is essential for those who live near wooded areas. Being proactive in your pest control approach can make all the difference to the health of you and your family.

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations

IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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