May 2014 is Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Protect Your Home From Ticks as Lyme Disease Cases Escalate

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This spring, hospitals around the globe are reporting rising numbers of Lyme disease infections. Bird-X explains how you can protect yourself and your family from ticks as the summer months approach.

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My sister had Lyme Disease a few years ago... Prevention is something I take very seriously. I don't want anyone to go through what she went through.

Lyme Disease is exclusively transmitted by Deer Ticks, who’ve earned their name by regularly parasitizing deer. Black-Legged (Deer) Ticks are also regularly found on animals including mice, rats, bats, squirrels, and migratory birds – and are thus found worldwide. Bird-X proposes a common sense prevention technique: keep the host animals away from your home and yard to create a tick-free oasis for your family.

While fences are helpful, they can only go so far to keep host animals out. Bird-X’s products work to prevent host animals from ever entering a property, which is advantageous in the matter of ticks. Unlike snap or glue traps, poisons, or catch-and-release methods, keeping the animals away in the first place eliminates the ticks’ ability to move from the host animal onto lawns, trees, bushes, or other tick-friendly surfaces.

The Yard Gard in particular targets tick-carrying animals, including deer, raccoons, squirrels, rats, mice, bats, rabbits, skunks, possums, as well as stray cats and dogs. It does not harm pets or any of the animals listed, it simply emits a silent-to-humans ultrasonic frequency that these animals find irritating, which forces them to avoid the treated area.

“My sister had Lyme Disease a few years ago. Like many, it went misdiagnosed for quite some time since her only early symptoms were fatigue and headache, which lead to more serious complications later on. Prevention is something I take very seriously. I don’t want anyone to go through what she went through,” stated Kelly Nelson, Media Correspondent for Bird-X.

For more information on tick and host animal control, click here.

May 2014 has been named Lyme Disease Awareness Month, due to "Staggering diagnosis rates and the makings of an epidemic in Pennsylvania" (source). Doctors prepare to handle thousands of cases as the weather continues to warm up and more people venture outside (source).

About Bird-X:
Bird-X, Inc. is the leading brand of humane pest bird control worldwide since 1964, and is dedicated to protecting human health, wildlife and the environment in which we all live. The Chicago-based company manufactures a complete line of unique pest control products with an unmatched focus on quality, efficacy, and customer service.

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