When I hear talk about Lyme Disease I immediately think about an old friend from high school. Her name is Lisa, and to this day she struggles with what has been thought to be the worst case of Lyme Disease in the country. It all started with a tick bite over twenty years ago. More recently, another friend just got out of the hospital after a nasty 3 days battling what the doctor is calling Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever…from a tick bite. Depending on where you live and spend time outdoors, ticks can be a threat to you and the ones you love. In addition to Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, other tick-borne diseases include: Anaplasma, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, and Tularemia.
Many folks handle an attached tick by simply grabbing a pair of tweezers and ripping the little blood-suckers from their skin. But there is danger in this method. The video below describes that when you squeeze a live tick from your skin, all its contents can be squeezed right into your blood stream.
So what’s the best way to remove ticks? The key is to make that tick release prior to removal from the skin. And one company is making that job a little easier with a simple, all-in-one kit designed for tick removal and the prevention of tick-borne diseases for you or your pet.
Earth’s Balance offers their Tick Releaser Spray, made with all-natural ingredients, and Mail-In Test Kit to aid you in removal of ticks and to submit for diagnostic testing for disease. The toxin free formula is safe for your family and your pets. The Tick Releaser Spray is a simple solution for quickly removing ticks, safely and intact. You apply the spray 2-3 times on the attached tick then wait for the tick to back out of the skin. Once released, you simply remove the tick with the tweezers and place in the collection tube to submit for testing. The kit includes releaser spray, tweezers, collection tube, alcohol prep pad and order form.
Testing is guaranteed to be 99.9% accurate and are performed and provided by Research Associates Laboratory, Inc. The company can detect the most common tick-borne diseases in less than 24 hours after receiving tick(s). Up to five ticks can be submitted for testing per each test indicated.
There’s lots of information online designed to better educate the public on the dangers of tick-borne diseases. Take the time to checkout these resources and be prepared when you discover a tick bite on you or a family member.
The TickEncounter Resource Center has an interactive website that allows you to research a variety of tick species and to discover exactly which ones live in your part of the country through their Tick ID Chart seen below. www.tickencounter.org
Why take chances with tick-borne diseases? If you spend time hunting, camping, hiking, or just hanging out in the woods during the warmer months, sooner or later the ticks will find you. Be prepared. Know what to do to ensure you and your family avoids illness from tick-borne diseases. Try the Tick Releaser Spray from Earth’s Balance this season. www.earthsbalance.com