Ticks are Small!
“But I didn’t see a tick on me!”
How many times do we hear people say this who end up having Lyme Disease or other tick borne infections?
Well check out how small these ticks are in the pictures Lyme patients have sent in. The nymph tick can be as small as the period at the end of this sentence. Ticks like to hide in your hairline, armpits, ear lobes and the groin area, so unless you check these places daily, you may have a tick hanging out there that you haven’t even seen.
It doesn’t have to be a deer tick to pass a Lyme or other diseases!
So many times, we hear Lyme patients tell us that a doctor dismissed their case of Lyme disease or refused to treat a new tick bite because, “It wasn’t a deer tick.”
Well next time you get a new tick bite, please print off these articles and bring them to your doctor because it’s not only deer ticks that pass Lyme. Not to mention that different ticks pass different infections other then Lyme too.
- Lone Star Ticks Can Also Pass Lyme
- STARI Transmitted by Lone Star Tick
- Colorado Fever Spread by Wood Tick
- Ticks and mosquitoes as vectors of Borrelia burgdorferi s. l. in the forested areas of Szczecin
- Dog Ticks Spread Lyme in Dogs
- Clark and his team identified lone star ticks removed from humans who tested positive for Lyme bacteria
- What infections are passed by what ticks? `by the CDC
Tick know NO borders!
How many of us have been told that we can’t have Lyme disease because ticks don’t carry Lyme in our states? This is such a huge fallacy.
If a canine map shows that dogs in every single state get Lyme, why is the human map any different? Is the CDC saying that ticks only bite humans in certain states?
Check out the canine map Vs the human map.
Note: Notice how the canine map does not have one state that they have not found a dog with Lyme in. Then note that the human map only shows a handful of states in the “red zone.” It’s amazing how the ticks get from the East Coast to Midwest Wisconsin without ever entering the states in between! (Sarcasm intended.)
Bottom Line: Lyme is everywhere, in every state and in every country other then Antartica. Birds migrate, animals travel, people travel with pets. Ticks know no borders. Below is a documentary that will tell you how fast ticks are traveling Northward in Canada.