Tick Treatment


Hiking in the woods and sand dunes here in Michiana can provide shelter for high populations of black-legged ticks deer ticks (or lxodes scapularis). Ticks maybe slower moving in winter temperatures, but once the snow melts, they become mobile again in a matter of days.  Ticks in the nymph stage (spring) can be as small as a poppyseed, thus easy to miss in a full body check. Certain ticks can pass diseases onto humans and pets when they bite. If you've been bitten, the key is catching it early for the best results.

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What are the symptoms of a tick bite?


Tick bites are usually harmless and may produce no symptoms. However, if you’re allergic to tick bites, you may experience:


  •     Pain or swelling at the bite site
  •     A rash
  •     Burning sensation at the bite site
  •     Blisters
  •     Difficulty breathing, if severe


Some ticks carry diseases, which can be passed on when they bite. Tick-borne diseases can cause a variety of symptoms and usually develop within several days to a few weeks after a tick bite. Potential symptoms of tick-borne diseases include:


  •     Red spot or rash near the bite site
  •     Full body rash
  •     Neck stiffness
  •     Headache
  •     Nausea
  •     Weakness
  •     Muscle or joint pain or achiness
  •     Fever
  •     Chills
  •     Swollen lymph nodes



If you experience any of the following be sure to contact us immediately for an appointment.





Researchers estimate that roughly 20-percent of tick nymphs are infected with Lyme disease.

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