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As you ease into the warm, summer months, your outdoor plans will be at an all-time high. However, if there is one thing that you may be constantly wary of, it is the bugs and insects that may be lurking around in your yard. While mosquitoes may appear to be your peak problem, the tiny bloodsucking ticks could be a bigger health hazard than you imagine. Know more about these black legged parasites, their life cycle and how they feed and breed, so that you can take the right precautions to protect yourself and your family from nasty bites and tick borne diseases.

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What You Need to Know About Tick Bites

Advice from Your Professional Deer Fence Installation Company

Whether you lead an active, outdoorsy lifestyle, or have young school-going children, if you stay in and around Pennsylvania, you may be familiar with tick bites. With ticks being attracted to humans and pets, you or someone around you has probably been bitten by this pesky bug at some point.

Tick infestations are a common occurrence in several parts of the country. While they usually breed and multiply in the summer months, they can remain active through a large part of the year, as long as the temperature stays above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. These blood sucking parasites usually hide in shrubs, wooded, grassy areas and leaf piles, and cling to your bodies, especially when you are outdoors. Since they can easily move between both humans and pets, they can transfer themselves to anyone who comes in contact with the original body that they latched on to. 

Symptoms and Treatments for Tick Bites

If you or someone you know suffers tick bites, here is what you should know and expect:

  1. Once they get on your body, these black-legged parasites will move towards the warm, moist areas such as your armpits, groin and hair. In these areas, they can hide easily and are hard to spot.
  2. Ticks tend to cling to your skin and keep drawing blood for several days once they have bitten you. If you haven’t found the bug on your body while washing up or bathing, it will continue to suck your blood for up to 10 days. After that, an inflated tick can detach itself and fall off.  
  3. Tick bites are usually harmless and asymptomatic. However, if you are highly sensitive to bites, you may experience mild pain, swelling or a burning sensation at the site of the bite. At times, your skin may break out into a rash or blisters. In rare, severe cases, you may experience difficulty in breathing.
  4. Tick-borne diseases can be passed on to human hosts when they bite into your skin. Some of the commonly known diseases include Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. If you have been infected by such a disease, you may notice a variety of symptoms, several days or weeks after the bite. These include nausea, full body rash, weakness, muscle or joint pain, fever, chills, or swollen lymph nodes. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of these symptoms. In fact, medical practitioners suggest that patients should highlight a tick bite to their doctor as soon as they discover one. In areas where Lyme disease is common, under certain conditions, doctors start a precautionary treatment, even before any symptoms show up.
  5. When you find a tick on your body, the best way to remove it is with a pair of tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to your skin’s surface as you can and pull it away from your skin in a straight upward motion. Submerge the bug in a bowl of rubbing alcohol to make sure it is dead, and then place it in a sealed container. Check your bite site for any residue, and clean your skin with soap and water. 

h2>Preventing Tick Bites

There are several precautions that you can take to minimize your risk of tick bites and tick borne diseases. 

  • Cover yourself well when you head into wooded areas and use tick repellants on your body as well as clothes. 
  • Wash up and clean yourself well as soon as you are back from outdoor areas that are prone to this parasite. 
  • Check your vulnerable areas for these pesky creatures each time you bathe or shower. Do the same for your young children who may be exposed to this pest while they mingle with other children in school and outdoor activities. 
  • Protect your property from becoming a breeding ground for ticks. Keep your yard clean, avoid piling up dry leaves and install a strong protective barrier to keep away tick-bearing deer. 

Rely on the services of a professional company such as Deerfencers that specializes in fencing solutions as well as tick control. Call us at (800)753-4600 today or contact us using our online form. 

Advice from Your Professional Deer Fence Installation Company

It is that time of the year when you finally shed your winter clothing, admire the tiny green shoots in your neighborhood, and step out with a spring in your step. But there is one potential risk that you, your children and your pets may be exposed to, from spring through fall. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, the tiny, bloodsucking ticks make an annual comeback. Once the temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, these black-legged parasites go into hiding under leaves and debris, and most species remain dormant till the end of winter. 

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Is It Necessary to Install a Fence? 

Top Reasons Why Fencing Your Property Is a Smart Move

As a kid, do you remember how you sketched the picture of a house? A fence around the house was an almost obvious and iconic aspect while drawing or painting a house, farm or school yard. Historically, fences have been a distinctive feature that marked your property line, but nowadays newer properties often do not come with fencing.  Installing a fence will not only address a bunch of potential concerns, it can add significantly to your home’s curb appeal.

Read up our list of reasons why enclosing your property with a strong barrier may be a smart move. To install the right type of fence, look for companies that specialize in fencing solutions and can offer tailor-made solutions based on your needs, preferences and budget.

Key Advantages of Fence Installation for Your Property

  1. Marking Lines: Sometimes the absence of clearly demarcated property lines can lead to confusion, unpleasant conflicts, or even lawsuits with your neighbors. Without a proper demarcation, it is also possible that strangers may trespass unknowingly. Fencing is a simple solution to clearly define the boundaries.
  2. Security: To keep strangers from intruding, you may want to look at security fencing options. These are built and installed with sturdier materials, cut in specific angles or come with spikes, to prevent prowlers from jumping across. For added security, you also have the option to install an alarm system.
  3. Privacy: If you are located on a busy street, you may face the problem of passersby eavesdropping or peering into your premises. Similarly, if you are hosting a backyard party, you may worry about nosy neighbors, or about your guests unknowingly wandering into someone else’s yard. Install privacy fences that are typically taller and offer an easy solution to address these concerns.
  4. Safety for Children and Pets: If you have pets or younger children, a barrier is an effective solution to keep them safe. Not only will it prevent kids or pets from running out into a busy street, it will also prevent stray animals from entering and destroying your grass, trees and plants. You can also let your kids or pets play or roam freely in the yard, without constant supervision. If you have an outdoor pool without a safety border, consider fencing and securing the area to prevent accidents, especially with kids or pets.
  5. Aesthetic Appeal: A decorative fence can add to your home’s style and distinct identity, thus serving to enhance the look of your home or business. You have options to install ornamental ones that reflect various architectural styles across eras. An attractive fence can also entice potential real estate buyers in case you are looking to sell.

As with any enhancement to your premises, make sure that the fencing you choose is in line with any applicable deed restrictions and municipal ordinances.

Choose a reputed and experienced company for professional fence installation and maintenance. Call Deerfencers at (800)753-4600 today or contact us using our online form. Our friendly team will guide and assist you in making the right choice for all your fencing requirements. 

Keep Deer Out of Your Property with Fencing    

How Professional Installation Can Help

If you are a homeowner who lives in an area that is frequented by deer and have tried various forms of repellent to no avail, it may be time to consider installing a deer fence. Since deer have become more comfortable roaming around residential areas, chances are your personal property is the first place they will look to feed. Over other types of sight, smell, and touch repellents, deer fencing is the most effective solution to keep deer away from damaging your precious garden.

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Deer Fencing Maintenance Tips

Advice from Your Professional Deer Fence Installation Company

Deer fencing is commonly used to keep deer and the ticks that accompany them, away from you and your loved ones. This is one of the most effective long-term solutions to prevent deer damage, as well as, the potential health risks posed by the external parasites they carry. Once your deer fencing system is installed, follow a few simple maintenance tasks to ensure that the barrier is functioning safely and securely. For assistance with your fencing upkeep, work with a professional deer fence installation company. We can help you design a regular maintenance program that is suitable for your particular budget and lifestyle.

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Are Ticks a Threat to Your Family in the Winter?

Install Deer Fencing For Tick Control

While most critters remain dormant during the colder months, disease-carrying ticks are not one of them. Depending on the region and species, ticks can survive the winter and will actively search for either a deer or human host. However, these pests prefer to stay warm and may do so by hiding in wooded or leaf covered areas. As winter sets in and snow begins to fall, ticks will bury themselves in this debris for shelter and crawl upwards if an appropriate host should pass by. Since ticks are present all year round, one of the best solutions to keep them away from your property is to install a deer fence. Work with a professional deer fence installation company to create a barrier against deer and prevent the invasion of ticks.

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How to Protect Your Home from Deer Activity in Winter

Install Deer Fencing to Keep Deer off Your Property

Deer are always around, regardless of the time of year. Cold winter temperatures will heighten a deer’s search for food in a quest to fill their insatiable appetite. As the deer population continues to grow, these animals have become increasingly comfortable around people and as a result, have no fear wandering onto your property to feed.

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Babesiosis: Everything You Need to Know

Install Deer Fencing to Reduce Your Risk of Contracting Tick-borne Diseases 

When it comes to tick-borne illnesses, you may already be familiar with Lyme disease. However, ticks also carry and transmit a number of other infectious diseases including babesiosis. While cases of babesiosis are primarily found in animals, human cases have been reported. An individual can contract the disease from a deer tick that is infected with a microscopic parasite called babesia microti.

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