If you like spending time outdoors you may pick up some uninvited guests. Ticks lay in wait on vegetation and attach to skin or clothing as you pass by. Once they have attached they feed off the blood of a person or animal and may pass on viruses, bacteria, or other diseases that they carry. Tickborne illnesses are on the rise in Oklahoma. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Lyme Disease is the most commonly reported vector born illness in the United States. Other threats include Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, and the Powassan Virus. Tickborne illnesses can cause symptoms that range from mild to life threatening depending on the disease transmitted and the individual infected. Preventative measures should be taken, especially in the spring, summer, and early fall when ticks are the most active. Take measures to ensure the safety of your family and pets by having your yard sprayed by our professional team at Mosquito Defense of Oklahoma today.