Payne Pest Management Inc. is a full service pest control company offering pest management to commercial and residential properties in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Reducing Your Family's Risk of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease was first diagnosed in the mid-1970s in Lyme, Connecticut. Since that time, thousands of cases have been reported in California. Lyme disease appears to be spread solely through the bite of an infected tick. This means that good pest control measures are an effective way to protect your family from Lyme disease.

Know the risks of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection transmitted by the black-legged tick. Its most recognizable characteristic is a bullseye rash. However, many people never develop the rash, and others might not recognize it because it can form anywhere on the body—not just at the bitten area. Other symptoms include fever and a stiff neck. Antibiotics are often effective for treating Lyme disease, although some patients develop post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. This can cause nervous system symptoms, and muscle and joint aches.

Call in the pest control experts.

Ticks are good travelers. They hitch rides on mice, deer, chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, and domesticated pets. This means there’s a good chance your yard is infested with ticks, even if no one’s been bitten yet. Call in the pest control experts to evaluate your yard and recommend management options.

Protect your pets from ticks.

All dogs and cats should be protected from ticks. If you have pets, talk to your veterinarian about tick and flea control products. Oral medications, topical applications, and medicated collars are the standard options. Protecting your pets is important in itself, but doing so also protects your family, as your pets won’t bring potentially infected ticks into the house.

Make your yard unattractive to ticks.

The most effective way to repel ticks from your yard is to have the professionals apply materials to discourage these pests. You can also take some simple steps, such as the following:

  • Keep grass trimmed.
  • Clear away brush and tall grasses.
  • Rake leaves as needed.
  • Create a three-foot wide barrier of gravel or wood chips between play areas and the lawn.

Looking for a dependable pest control company in San Diego? Call (877) 365-5629 to become one of the many satisfied customers of Payne Pest Management. In addition to tick control, our experts provide bed bug extermination and rodent control.

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