Lyme Disease Tick Control

Part 5 of Lyme Disease. Landscaping to create Tick-Safe Zones “Tick-Safe Landscaping” techniques should be considered for homes, parks, fields, and recreational areas. Ixodes ticks need the higher humidity levels of the woodland to survive; they die quickly in drier environments. Increasing exposure to sun and air by removing leaf litter and clearing tall grass […]

Lyme Disease Treatment and Prognosis

Part 4 of Lyme Disease. Several antibiotics are effective for treating Lyme disease. These are usually given by mouth but may be given intravenously in more severe cases. Patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of the infection usually recover rapidly and completely. Most patients who are treated in later stages of the disease […]

Life cycle of Lyme disease ticks

Part 2 of Lyme Disease. Knowing the complex life cycle of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease bacteria can help in understanding the risk of getting the disease and how to prevent it. The complete life cycle of Ixodes ticks requires 2 years. Tick eggs are laid in the spring, and hatch as larvae in […]