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Top Carriers Of Ticks With Lyme Disease

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Lyme Disease is the most recognizable tick-borne disease in the United States, known for his red bulls eye marking. Lyme Disease affects over 300,000 Americans each year and is caused by a tick bite from an infected tick. Ticks are discovered throughout the year as the temperatures rise above freezing in grassy and wooded areas and are known to attack warm-blooded mammals to find food including wildlife, people and pets. While any animal can get Lyme Disease, the animals below are the top carriers of ticks with the disease.

White-tailed deer are the number one carriers of ticks with tick-borne illnesses in the United States. When they approach lawns and gardens, they become a threat, not just to our gardens, but to our health. For tick disease prevention for both family members and pets, homeowners are advised to install a deer fence around home properties that is at least 7.5' feet tall. Without fencing, deer can easily drop ticks in the yard where adults garden and children and companion animals play. 

There are over 850 tick species worldwide with 90 tick types in the U.S. and 40 tick types in Canada. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Spread the word about the dangers of ticks and ways to prevent tick diseases from reaching family members and pets.

Why Use Plastic Deer Fence?

When thinking about plastic vs metal deer fencing, the answer to which type to buy may appear obvious at first, but the truth is there are several reasons why plastic fencing may be a better fit for gardeners. Let's examine.While metal fencing is stronger than plastic fencing, it also comes with a price tag. Not [...]

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New Product: 6' x 100' Advanced Multi-Purpose Fence

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Trident Brand Fence: Which Is Best?

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Does Plastic Fence Hold Up In Snow?

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Other Uses Of Plastic Deer Fence

Plastic Deer Fence is used by home gardeners to stop light deer pressure around gardens; but it can also be used for a dog fence. When we have our own agendas, such as gardening, we often forget about other important factors - like our pets. Poly deer fencing can also be used to fence in dogs [...]

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Spring Forward: Pushing the Clocks Ahead

You may have noticed a change this Monday morning. Things may have looked a bit...darker. We are just days away from the first day of Spring (March 20, 2018); and that means that homeowners can finally start planting spring flowers (the good news). (The bad news) Moving the clocks forward on Sunday was more than just losing [...]

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