Did you know that RoundUp is adding to the extreme rise in ticks?
No one wants weeds – but Round Up is NOT the answer!
But I’ll bet it will surprise you to learn that the blanketed use of Round Up is actually adding to the widespread epidemic of tick-borne diseases.
The common Western Fence Lizard eats ticks by the millions! Wherever the lizards abound, the population of disease-carrying ticks are low. Fewer lizards result in more disease carrying ticks.
Not only do these lizards eat ticks – but when ticks bite the lizards – the blood from the lizard actually eliminates the Lyme disease in the tick. The tick lives but its blood is cleansed of the Borrelia bacteria and it no longer poses a Lyme disease risk.
In areas with Western Fence Lizards, about 5% of ticks carry the disease, while in other areas 50% of ticks harbor the disease.
The recent rise in tick-borne diseases spreading across the U.S. is alarming. Global warming is a suspected accelerator, but one needs to also seriously consider that the over-use of pesticides such as Round Up is exponentially fueling the fire.
Then there are the bees and the butterflies…
Deaths Surging From Tick-borne Diseases-You need to become MORE Informed, Fast!
Press Release by Center for Disease Control May 1, 2018, and More News Releases...
As reported by the CDC: the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention on 5/1/18:
A total of 642,602 cases of disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea were reported in the U.S. and its territories from 2004 through 2016.
The number of reported tickborne diseases more than doubled in 13 years and accounted for more than 60 percent of all reported mosquito-borne, tickborne, and fleaborne disease cases. Diseases from ticks vary from region to region across the U.S. and those regions are expanding.
From 2004 through 2016, seven new germs spread through the bite of an infected tick were discovered or recognized in the U.S. as being able to infect people.
(*Please note: The ONLY safe and effective way to prevent getting bitten by a tick is to NOT allow ticks on you, or your pet, in the first place!
Ticks-Off is the ONLY product available that STOPS TICKS from getting onto pets. ALL other tick repellents, sprays, and poisons, allow ticks onto the pet (and into your car & home) and then hope to either repel or kill them, maybe, in at best 1-3 days. Yet in as little as ONE HOUR a disease can be contracted from a biting tick.*)
Reducing the spread of these tick-borne diseases and responding to outbreaks effectively will require additional capacity at the state and local level for tracking, diagnosing, and reporting cases; controlling mosquitoes and ticks; and preventing new infections; and for the public and private sector to develop new diagnostic and vector control tools.
“The data show that we’re seeing a steady increase and spread of tick-borne diseases,
TICKS-OFF and HILTON HERBS are in Orlando at the Global Pet Expo!
This means that very soon you will be able to find Ticks-Off and Tic X at your local pet and feed stores!! WooHoo!! If your favorite store is behind the times and not yet carrying these amazing products – ask them: “Why Not…?”
Ticks-Off is proud to be working together with Hilary and Tony Self of Hilton Herbs, and Dr. Joyce Harman, addressing the needs for tick safety, protection, and equine health.
Hilton Herbs marvelous new product Tic X contains a carefully formulated combination of herbs to help preserve a healthy strong immune system, whilst supporting the horses’ various systems that may be affected by conventional medicines.
TICKS-OFF Launches New Pesticide-Free Tick Deterrent For Horses & Dogs
TEHACHAPI, CA – September 2017 – Introducing TICKS-OFF, the first ever tick-deflective product for animals. This innovative and sensible solution safely protects your pets from ticks by preventing them from latching onto the animal. TICKS-OFF formula is unique from other tick products in that it is not designed to kill or chemically repel them with toxins. Instead, TICKS-OFF spray literally prevents ticks from attaching onto your pets’ coat, effectively keeping the animal naturally safe and tick free.
Tick-Borne Diseases Effecting Equines:
Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common and unfortunately there are nearly 900 species of ticks. There are three (known) tick-borne diseases that effect equines.
(also called ehrlichiosis, tick-borne fever, and pasture fever) is caused by anaplasma phagocytophilum,. This disease effects horses, cattle, dogs, humans, and other mammals.
Anaplasmosis is the tick-transmitted disease that most commonly causes illness in horses. These bacteria live inside certain blood cells (granulocytes).
In horses clinical signs usually appear 10-45 days after infection. Fever is typically accompanied by limb swelling and the appearance of small hemorrhages on the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, eyes, or vulva.