Ticks and Lyme Disease: Put the Lyme in the Coconut and Call Me in the Morning

Now, let us get it straight, you got the lyme disease from the ticks and now your neck hurts? Put a lime in the coconut and call us in the morning to set up an appointment to treat your yard for ticks!

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With this year’s super-abundance of ticks, you’ve got to wonder if there will be more cases of lyme disease reported. Although only 2% of tick bites result in lyme disease, we wanted to give you a brief explanation of what lyme disease is.

    • Lyme disease is most common in boys between the ages of 5 and 19. It’s also common with people over 30 years old.

 

    • 80% of the people with lyme disease develop a rash around the tick bite

 

    • Lyme rash is often confused with spider bites. The rash enlarges in size over time, and is usually red in color

 

    • Lyme disease must be diagnosed by a doctor

 

    • 20% of people with lyme disease have flu-like symptoms, but not a rash

 

    • A cough and runny nose are not symptoms of lyme disease

 

    • Fever, aches, and fatigue can be signs of lyme disease

 

    • If lyme disease is left untreated, it could lead to temporary paralysis, and numbness in the face and limbs

 

    • Over time it could also lead to short-term memory loss, migraines and dizzines

If you’re in an area that has lots of ticks, be on the lookout for any signs of a rash or these symptoms. Just because you wake up with a sore neck doesn’t mean you have lyme disease, though. Put a lime in a coconut and call your doctor in the morning to discuss any symptoms.

If you’re in Rutherford or Wilson County in Middle Tennessee and you’d like to get your yard treated for ticks, please give us a call at 615.217.7284. You could also call us to sing us the lime and the coconut song, if you’d like. We’re all about random times of amusement throughout the day.