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Monday, December 12, 2011

How to Minimize the Risk of Getting Bitten by a Deer Tick

The Deer Tick (Ixodes Scapularis) is a common yard and woodland parasite. It feeds on the blood of warm blooded animals i.e. birds and mammals. It is a common parasite for household pets that go outdoors such as dogs and cats. The Deer Tick is particularly dangerous because it sometimes carries the Lyme Disease pathogen. Lyme Disease as of yet has no cure and is degenerative.
Here are some simple and novel ways of protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from this menace. The deer tick usually loiters on tall grass or brush till a host walks past and disturbs the leaf that the tick is resting on. It simply climbs aboard. The Deer Tick is one of the smaller Tick species so usually it goes unnoticed by the host till it has already bitten.