The as-yet unnamed disease is said to be caused by the Borrelia miyamotoi pathogen carried by blacklegged ticks.
Symptoms of new tick-borne illness:
The good news is that this illness
is treatable with antibiotics.
Overview of New Tick-Borne Disease Found in US
Here are some helpful
tick-prevention strategies to keep you, your family and pet protected this
1.) YOUR YARD: Ticks are not out in the middle of your lawn, they live where yards border wooded areas, or anywhere it is shaded and there are leaves with high humidity. Place a layer of wood chips between your grass yard and the woods edge. Ticks are attracted to the wood chips because of the shade and moisture it provides.
2.) TICK CHECKS: Do periodic tick checks (on yourself, children and pets) and carefully remove any found. (Wear light colored clothing so ticks are easier to find.)
3.) OUTDOOR PURSUITS: When on a hike, bike, or walk try to remain in the center of a trail in order to minimize your exposure. Remember - ticks cannot fly, they crawl up. Avoid sitting directly on the ground, woodpiles or fallen logs - areas where ticks love to live.
4.) PERSONAL PROTECTION: Wear tick repellent clothing. Insect Shield repellent apparel is EPA registered to repel ticks (as well as a variety of other pesky and potentially dangerous insects.) The repellency is odorless, invisible and long-lasting. Insect Shield apparel is available for adults, kids and even your dog.
The Insect Shield Workplace Safety & Health online store makes protective clothing and gear items available to workers in at-risk locations across the globe. The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear, professional apparel and accessories—including clothing that also offers sun protection, flame resistance and high visibility—as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets for use at home.
Insect Shield’s EPA-registered technology converts clothing and gear into effective and convenient insect protection. The repellency is long-lasting and appropriate for use by the entire family with no restrictions for use.
Repellency is in the clothing and gear – not on your skin
Lasts through 70 launderings EPA-registered
No restrictions for use Appropriate for the entire family
No need to re-apply
Repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chigger and midges including those that can cause Lyme disease, malaria and other dangerous insect-borne diseases
How Insect Shield Works
INSECT SHIELD PRODUCTS
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Insect Shield Bug Hut Tent
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Insect Shield Bunk Sack
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Insect Shield Coolmax Adapter Cover
Insect Shield Outdoor/Adventure Travel Apparel
Lightweight outdoor clothing and accessories that offer bug/sun protection for the entire family
Insect Shield Hiking Gaiters
Adults/Kid’s Youth Kids outdoor apparel and accessories
Insect Shield protective work wear
Insect Shield Dog Apparel and Accessories
Horse fly sheets
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