Now there’s even more reason to fear ticks and it’s life threatening. It’s the Powassan Virus. Just like Lyme Disease, Powassan is spread by Deer Ticks; making Tick Control more essential than ever.
A rare but deadly virus, Powassan can be transmitted in as little as 15 minutes according to the CDC. By contrast, it takes 24 hours for a tick to infect a person or pet with Lyme Disease. That’s precious little time to see the tick and remove it before becoming infected.
Scientists have been tracking tick populations and expect this season to be especially bad.
You can get more the facts about tick threat at: Time article on Powassan: A New Scary Reason to Avoid Ticks and Penn State’s Lyme Disease website.
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Concerned about ticks? Your Giroud ISA Certified Arborist will be happy to do a free evaluation.