National Pest Management Association Urges Awareness in Preventing Tick-Borne Illness

After one of the heaviest tick seasons ever, the majority of Americans are taking precautions to protect themselves from ticks, but are misinformed in the correct tick removal methods, according to a new survey from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Serious tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Babesiosis, are transmitted to humans when ticks latch on and bite unnoticed, most often during outdoor activities. The NPMA urges those spending time outdoors during the summer months to take simple steps to prevent the spread of these dangerous diseases.

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