How to Prevent Lyme Disease

How to Prevent Lyme Disease

What is the Leading Cause of Lyme Disease?

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ants
  • Bees
  • Ticks

Answer: Ticks

Ticks are some pretty nasty little buggers, even if they don’t spread Lyme disease. But, they not only spread the disease, but spread different versions of it so that one person can be infected with more than one version of the disease at a time. This makes it even more difficult to diagnose Lyme disease in a time when insurance companies seem to do everything they can to avoid even testing for the disease. The signs are so subtle and tend to look so much like other disease or disorders, such as MS, that many people go untreated well after the progression starts.

You can prevent this disease by avoiding ticks. Don’t make the mistake of thinking ticks are only found in wooded areas. They are also found in grass, plants, flowers, and on pets. Keep your grass trimmed, your pets away from grass and wooded areas, and be sure to check yourself and your pets regularly.