Common Diseases From Tick Bites

An infected tick can spread many diseases when they bite humans. The sooner you recognize you have one, the sooner you can receive treatment from a doctor. The symptoms of any tick-based disease can be painful, with potential complications. However, tick-borne diseases are curable if you know the signs and catch them early.

Nada Mosquito is a team of tick control experts in New Jersey that wants residents to learn about the dangers and common diseases from tick bites. If you find a tick on your body, remove it promptly to prevent the tick’s infected blood from getting onto your skin.

1. Lyme Disease

According to the CDC, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States and requires immediate treatment. Chills, fatigue, rashes, headaches, arthritis, and facial paralysis can all be symptoms.

Use tick repellent if you’re outdoors or in the woods, check your skin, and shower to remove hidden ticks.

2. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Another of the most common diseases from tick bites is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which you can get from the American dog tick. This is another one of the deadliest diseases ticks spread and requires immediate treatment. Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever include stomach pain, muscle aches, vomiting, headaches, fevers, and rashes.

3. Babesiosis

Blacklegged ticks carry babesiosis, a strange disease in which not everyone experiences symptoms. If a tick spreads babesiosis to you, you might experience flu-like symptoms, which can be especially dangerous for people with prior health conditions or people who are immunocompromised. 

4. Ehrlichiosis

The blacklegged tick and the lone star tick can spread Ehrlichiosis, which is treatable with the antibiotic Doxycycline. The symptoms of this disease appear one or two weeks after the bite and may include intense headaches, diarrhea, muscle pain, confusion, fever, chills, and rashes (usually in children).

Severe and life-threatening illness can occur if you don’t detect and treat Ehrlichiosis. Late-stage consequences may include brain damage, organ failure, bleeding, and death, so if you notice symptoms or find a tick on your body, remove the insect, take a picture of it for identification, then contact your doctor.

5. Tularemia

Tularemia is a disease that ticks spread and has multiple forms, including ulceroglandular and glandular. The ulcerglandular form can cause a skin ulcer at the bite site and swelling in the groin or armpit. All types of tularemia have high fever as a symptom.

Antibiotics can help treat this rare and painful disease, and you can fully recover if you receive immediate treatment.

Call Nada Mosquito for Professional Pest Control in New Jersey

Nada Mosquito is an affordable and friendly tick and pest control company serving all of New Jersey. Our licensed and certified technicians help protect you and your loved ones from pests and diseases from tick bites by applying a safe treatment to your residence.

Learn about the risks of ticks to pets, and contact Nada Mosquito for the most budget-friendly mosquito and tick control in New Jersey. Complete our online form for more information about our services, or you can call or text us at 732-743-7129.