Gardeners are bound to reveal special method which could help anyone have a tick free garden. Based on the data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania is known to be the leading nation when it comes to Lyme disease. In 2016, 12,092 Lyme cases were reported, being triple the number of the one registered in New Jersey and New York. Ticks are carrying Lyme illness which is known to be a terrible infection that affects the nervous system and the joints.
- Ticks carry the Lyme disease which affects the nervous system.
- In most of the cases, people get bitten by ticks in their backyard.
- Specialists offer some useful tips to develop a tick free garden.
In most of those cases in which people got bitten by ticks, they were in their backyards. That is why gardeners needed to find some useful methods to develop a thick free garden. If you have a Pocono garden or you want to build one, then you should read the following tips which could help you.
Ixodes scapularis, which is also known as the deer tick, has a life cycle of two years. In May, females lay 2,000-3,000 eggs and then die. In July, the eggs hatch. The larvae usually attach to the bodies of birds, mice and chipmunks which might be carrying Lyme illness Borrelia burgdorferi. Some of the birds, among which the American robin is listed, as well as Carolina veery, house wren, and wren, carry the Lyme disease spirochete short-term.
Nevertheless, other animals like mice might carry this disease for life. Generally, the larvae get off the body of a host animal, transforms into a nymph and then hibernates all winter in leaf litter or rodent burrows. The next spring, all those nymphs appear. They transform into adults and start feeding on larger creatures, like pets, deer, and humans. Deer seem to be immune to this condition, but, however, they are crucial in the life of ticks since 90% of them feed on deer.
When a tick bites a human, the bacteria is spread through the bloodstream, remaining attached there for 24 to 48 hours. To avoid this type of incidents, people should know how to develop a proper garden, free of such dangerous insects. Firstly, people should restrict the areas where rodents and deer are common. Also, they can build a three-foot barrier of wood chips. Individuals who are worried by this type of insect should also remove all leaf litter.
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