Posts with the tag: "ticks in Hawaii"
May is recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease cases reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has increased 25 fold since 1982. This is 300,000 cases per year and that is 10 times more than previously reported. But the question is- do ticks in Hawaii spread Lyme disease?
As you may have heard in the news or read online, last month was Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease is transmitted to people via the bite of a blacklegged tick aka deer tick. This has left many to wonder, are there deer ticks in Hawaii? Could you get Lyme disease from a tick bite in Hawaii? The answer is no, deer ticks are not present in the area which means that there is not a local threat for contracting Lyme disease. But this does not mean that there are not still problems with Hawaii ticks in and around your home and property or on your family and pets.
Lyme disease is a serious tick borne illness transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. With the month of May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month it is important to spread the awareness of this disease so that people can avoid contracting the tick borne illness. The good news is that in Hawaii there are no tick species that spread Lyme disease but this doesn’t mean that residents are excluded all together.