SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Now that the snow melts and the weather gets warmer, ticks will soon appear.
The milder than usual winter failed to significantly reduce the bird population, which normally happens during the cold season.
22News talked to Natasha Wright with Braman Termite and Pest Elimination specialists in Agawam about the risk cross season gives us:
"Our common species will be the black legs, also known as a deer tick, which will be a Lyme disease vector and A couple of other things, then we have dog slices that can spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and then we have the Lonestar bracket that doesn't actually spread many diseases but it can give you something like an allergy to red meat. "
Ticks are light to avoid with the right precautions.
First get an injection with DEET as an ingredient to reject them.
Secondly, long sleeves, long trousers, socks and high-heeled shoes wear in high grass. Having bright colors makes them easier to see, and make sure you look at clear areas such as ears, groin and armpit.
For your pets, keep your lawn laid and inspect between your pet's toes and behind the ears. If you find a cruise, the best way to remove it is to pull straight up with a pair of tweezers at the bottom of the bug as close to the skin as possible.