Everyone in the United States knows what a deer tick is. They are connected to Lyme Disease, so their reputation is now public enemy number one. But are they really dangerous? Are they really a threat? Are the stories exaggerated? Keep reading!
All Deer Ticks Don’t Have Lyme Disease
A deer tick is not born with lyme disease. Deer ticks never carry lyme disease. When a deer tick feeds on an animal that is infected with Bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi it enters the gut of the tick and will work its way into its salivary glands. Once it is there, then it can be injected into a human when the tick feeds again. When the bacterium enters a human, it then turns to Lyme Disease if the bodies immune system can not neutralize it.
Deer Ticks Must Stay Attached to Cause Lyme Disease
When a tick is attached to a human it can take up to 48 hours for a harmful bacteria to transfer. There is no set amount, but scientist have concluded that early detection and early removal can greatly reduce the risk of contraction. Pest Control Service Cave Creek Arizona
Deer Ticks are Small
This is not the greatest news. While every deer tick that attaches to you does not necessarily have the bacteria, and it does take time to transfer….these are small, very tiny bugs. One field mouse can have as many as 100 deer ticks in its fur. Finding a deer tick isn’t easy, especially if it has attached to a pet. Pest Control Service Cave Creek Arizona
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