Untreatable Tick Borne Disease Discovered in CT
An untreatable and sometimes fatal tick borne disease has been discovered in parts of Southern Connecticut. The Powassan Virus has similar symptoms to Lyme Disease; headache, nausea and fever. There is no treatment for this virus, and it can often be fatal.
According to Fox News and Dr. Theodore Andreadis of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, “These ticks will transmit this virus when they feed within a matter of hours, whereas with Lyme disease, for example, ticks generally have to feed up to two days before they’re capable of transmitting it.”
The Powassan Virus is often symptomless before infecting the nervous system and causing encephalitis and meningitis. The incubation period after exposure is one week to one month. Survivors can develop a vast number of neurological symptoms such as headaches, muscle wasting and memory problems, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To read the full article, click here.
Tick Prevention and Control
The best prevention is to stay away from areas where deer may carry ticks. Protective clothing should be worn when outdoors in any areas where ticks may be present.Outdoor areas can be treated with preventative tick treatments to reduce risk of exposure.
Tick Control Services in Worcester, Central and Metro West Massachusetts
Rutland Nurseries offers organic and all natural tick control treatments for your property to control populations of ticks, mosquitos, gnats, fleas and spiders, without harming beneficial insects such as bees, butterflies or earthworms. Grassy areas, underneath shrubs, wooded areas, wood piles, leafy areas and patios can all be treated with our safe, all natural tick and mosquito repellent every 30-60 days to keep your outdoor living areas safe all spring and summer.
Our mosquito and tick control programs will help you enjoy the outdoors this summer without fear of insect borne diseases and uncomfortable bug bites. With the serious threat from the tick borne Powassan Virus, there is just one more reason to keep your family safe while enjoying the warmer weather outdoors.
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