Ticks-2022 Season is about upon us! New Ticks & New Diseases.
Ticks are on the rise worldwide at alarming rates. The numbers of ticks are increasing, tick-borne diseases are on the rise, ticks are being found in new and far reaching regions, and new species of ticks keep being discovered!
One line of thought is that global warming may be a contributing factor to the pandemic (as if one pandemic at a time wasn’t enough!) rise of ticks.
As reported by the CDC: From 2004 through 2016 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.
The number of reported tickborne diseases more than doubled in 13 years and accounted for more than 60 percent of all reported mosquito-borne, tick-borne, and flea-borne disease cases. Diseases from ticks vary from region to region across the U.S. and those regions are expanding.
50 states have now had residents test positive for Lyme disease.
This years unusual weather patterns seem to have given rise to tick populations. Ticks have become a year-round concern in many parts of the U.S., and now with fall just around the corner it’s time to become especially tick savvy in order to protect our horses from tenacious tick-borne diseases. Ticks are most prevalent in spring and in fall and it seems they may have become more pervasive in fall than they were just a few short years ago.
Tick-Borne diseases are rampantly spreading throughout the US at the highest rates ever and are being found in a growing number of new regions around the country. Asian Long Horn ticks are killing livestock (and wildlife such as moose) by literally draining them of blood. Lyme Disease is being diagnosed at alarming rates. And more tick related concerns and diseases keep appearing all the time.
The tick’s reliance on blood-feeding has unfortunately allowed it to function as an effective transmitter of microscopic pathogens. There are over 900 species of ticks recognized worldwide. Different pathogens have adapted to different species of ticks. Consequently, a variety of diseases can be transmitted by ticks to mammals and birds.
Arguably the most notable of them is Lyme Disease.
Are you aware of the many great uses of TickSlick?
Keeping pets safe from ticks is the #1 priority for TickSlick, but there are some other great uses that we wanted to share with folks.
TickSlick eliminates static electricity in horses’ manes, tails and blankets.
Ever shock your horse accidentally with static electricity? Have you had days where your horses’ tail is stuck to their entire back-end? Ever gone to take a blanket off only to discover that you are shocking the poor horse over and over?
Just spray on some TickSlick and you can arrest the static immediately. Spray it directly onto the horse for static control of manes and tails. Spray directly onto a blanket to prevent its shocking static. If the blanket is already on the horse and it’s shocking them – lift up the neck area on both sides and spray TickSlick, then do the same for the back end. Then you can safely remove the blanket without scaring the horse with repeated shocks.
As most folks have experienced, most fly, flea, or tick products rarely work effectively for stopping ticks from getting onto your horses or pets.
Luckily, there is a new revolutionary new natural spray that actually deflects ticks called TickSlick. What makes TickSlick different from ALL other tick products on the market? Unlike all other tick products, TickSlick is not trying repel ticks.
Instead of attempting to repel ticks, TickSlick unique proprietary blend effectively and immediately deflects the ticks, preventing them from ever getting on your horses or pets’ coat in the first place! Which is the only way to safely protect your horses and pets from being bitten by a tick.
TickSlick creates a natural barrier on the coat that stops ticks from getting onto your horses or pets in the first place! And the best part is that NO toxic chemicals are used in TickSlick.
Now we have had the pleasure of finding that TickSlick used together with HandsOn Gloves is a match made in heaven!
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.