Mosquitos and Ticks are outdoor pests that no one wants to see in their summer plans. Mosquitos and Ticks are pests that have the ability to carry and spread diseases. Below you can read the different diseases each pest can spread and how to prevent mosquitos and ticks in your summer plans.


What Diseases Can Ticks Carry?

Despite common thoughts, ticks are not considered insects they are part of the Arachnid family. Ticks are small, wingless, bloodsucking pests. There are 3 types of ticks: Lonestar ticks, Dog ticks, and Deer Ticks. Deer ticks infected with Lyme disease can spread the disease to humans when they burrow their heads and bite a human.

Deer tick close up

Deer Tick


What are the Signs of a Lyme Disease from an Infected Tick? 

Symptoms of Lyme Disease include:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Bullseye rash where the bite was

How to Prevent Tick Bites?

  • Stay away from walking through tall grass, leaves, and bushes.
    • These areas are where ticks live and thrive.
  • Use insect repellent
  • Do daily tick checks after being outdoors.
  • For more ways to prevent ticks visit the CDC website.
Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Biting Skin

What Diseases Can Mosquitos Carry?

Mosquitos can spread disease when they bite into your skin and suck blood. The mosquito must be infected with the virus to spread it to humans. The three main mosquito-transmitted diseases are West Nile, Zika, and Eastern equine encephalitis or triple EEE.

How to Prevent Mosquitos Bites?

  • Eliminate standing water that mosquitos can breed in
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear long sleeves to prevent bites


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