Ticks – Valuable information
Ticks are a common pest but can lead to uncommon illnesses.
Most of you have heard of LYME DISEASE. This is most often spread by the Deer Tick.
LYME DISEASE is serious and once you test positive for it, the blood marker is always in your body. This means that you will always test as if you have it even if you have fully recovered.
Your goal is to never get it!
This does not mean you should live in a bubble and never go outside. It means you need to BE PREPARED and MENTALLY AWAKE when it comes to ticks and the spread of Lyme Disease.
- If a tick is on you, this does not mean you will get Lyme Disease
- If a tick bites you and is infected with the disease, you still won’t get the disease just because of that.
- The infected tick needs to bite in and suck blood from your body to the point that it swells up to the point that it actually starts to squirt what he has sucked back into you. This is how the disease is spread.
- NEVER SQUEEZE OR PINCH A TICK THAT IS BITTEN IN AS THIS FORCES THE TICK TO SQUIRT THE DISEASE INTO YOU!
- It often takes up to two days before the tick is swollen to the point that it will squirt back – DON”T WAIT THAT LONG!
- Ticks like warm and wet places and specifically places with HAIR…..Do the MATH.
- Check yourself often and remove ticks right away – See the links below for proper removal
- Ticks are like SCOUTS and don’t like to take showers. This is a good way to remove them before they bite in.
There are sites that you can find out more about ticks and LYME DISEASE. Some are listed below:
For general information on TICKS and tick repellents, click HERE.
For information LYME DISEASE, please click HERE.
For PROPER removal of ticks, please click HERE.