Squirrels May Be Able to Pass Lyme Disease to Humans

Lookout Squirrels Can Have Lime Disease
Lookout Squirrels Can Have Lyme Disease

Even though you might enjoy watching squirrels “leap tall buildings with a single bound,” these aerial acrobats not only cause damage with chewing and gnawing, they are also potential carriers of Lyme disease.

Because of the danger of Lyme disease, it’s important to understand a squirrel’s agenda, how they live, when they breed, what they’re capable of doing, and why it’s important to keep them out of your house.

Grey squirrels which are found in just about every United States. They are an invasive species and have been found to be carriers of the Borrelia bacteria that can lead to Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is an inflammatory disorder. When contracted, it has a direct affect on the heart, joints and nervous system. It is not a disease to be ignored.

Ticks are a known carrier of Lyme disease. These tiny insects infect squirrels which transport them into your home of yard.

When humans are infected, they can experience headaches and muscle pains along with flu-like symptoms about 30 days after a tick bite. The disease is treatable with antibiotics, If left untreated, it can prove to be a serious situation that will continue to spread in the body.

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