Ticks Are Terrifying – What You Need To Know

Ticks are sweeping the nation – migrating into new areas, booming in population, and spiking Lyme disease concerns nationwide.

Facts:

  • The CDC reports that the number of blacklegged ticks – the type responsible for transmitting Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis – has more than doubled in the past 20 years.
  • Research has shown that the number of US counties now reportedly at high-risk for Lyme disease has risen by over 300%.
  • According to FAIR Health, the diagnosis of Lyme Disease rose 185% in rural areas between 2007 and 2016. Lyme disease rose by 40% in cities (Mintel report 2018).

Did you know?

  • You can contract multiple diseases from one tick. The tick brought in from your pet or clothes can then bite you and spread disease.
  • Good news: Ticks don’t start transmitting disease right away. This usually takes around 24-48 hours.
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