Alternative Earthcare Discusses 3 Tick Common Illnesses Spread by Ticks that Hamptons Residents Should be Aware of

Friday, August 19, 2016 Lifestyle News
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative Earthcare has been providing quality residential and

commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding),
irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.

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The east end of Long Island is known for many things: great beaches, boating, wineries, farms, shopping, and the arts. However, the east end is also known for its unwanted inhabitants: the growing population of disease-spreading ticks. Ticks transmit a multitude of diseases and Hampton residents should safeguard their families and property by having regular horticulture treatments. Alternative Earthcare discusses three common illnesses spread by ticks that Hampton residents should be aware of.

  1. Lyme disease. The deer tick, also known as the black-legged tick, is common in the area and is responsible for the best known of tick-borne illnesses, Lyme disease. The disease can mimic many others, making it difficult to diagnose. Lyme disease can damage all organs, from the brain and nervous system to the heart. Deer ticks typically transmit the disease when they're in nymphal form. They're so small when they are nymphs that they often go unnoticed. Only 25-50% of bite victims exhibit signs of a rash. Many times, the first signs of the disease are severe headaches, heart palpitations and severe joint pain. Seek treatment immediately if you think you've been bitten, no matter what the tick type. If possible, retain the tick to show doctors to assist in the proper course of treatment.
  2. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The American dog tick and the brown dog tick both transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The illness causes symptoms which start within 5-10 days, and can consist of a red spotted rash, fever, severe headaches, nausea, and myalgia. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can damage internal organs or lead to gangrene and skin necrosis. It can even greatly damage the central nervous, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and renal systems.
  3. Babesiosis. Also caused by the deer tick, babesiosis sufferers experience viral-like illness for weeks or even months. In cases where there is a weakened immune system, the disease can be fatal. Those infected with babesiosis may first develop fevers and fatigue, as well as experience chills, headaches, and nausea. Serious complications can include respiratory, heart, renal, and liver failure or even disseminated intravascular coagulation and coma.

Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative Earthcare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, fishbat, 855-347-4228,

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