Lyme Disease Symptoms

And Preventative Measures to Take

lyme disease symptoms

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can have lifelong side effects. Luckily, if you get treatment as soon as possible, you can make a full recovery. Learn the Lyme disease symptoms to watch out for and preventative measures you can take.

How You Get Lyme Disease

Deer Ticks are very small parasites that are loosely related to spiders. After feeding on deer, they latch onto your skin and feed on your blood. These ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, which they may transfer to you as they eat.

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Lyme Disease symptoms show up days after you have been bitten by a tick. They include:

  • A rash that resembles a bulls-eye and might be itchy or painful. This bulls-eye rash is a tell-tale sign of Lyme disease, but not everyone gets it, so it isn’t the only symptom you should watch for.
  • Flu-like symptoms like fever, fatigue, and headache
  • Over time, you might have joint pain.
  • The scariest symptom of all is irreparable brain damage that occurs over time when Lyme Disease is not diagnosed.


Taking preventative measures is the best way to protect yourself from Lymes disease. You can:

  • Wear long pants and long sleeves when you go out in thick grass and woods.
  • Inspect your body (and your pets!) for deer ticks after going outside.
  • Remove ticks as soon as you find them. You can save the tick in a plastic bag to bring to the doctor if you need to seek medical attention. It can help them diagnose and treat you faster.

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Lyme disease is a scary, potentially devastating disease caused by ticks. Without proper treatment, it can cause lifelong medical problems. One way to protect your family is to treat your lawn for ticks. Call your local pest pros at ExtermPRO today to learn more about our flea and tick services.

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