Lymenator Tick Testing
Peter Benz Landscaping Now Offers Tick Lyme Testing
Lyme disease has been a growing concern of homeowners and parents in recent years. Lyme disease is one of the most common and widely distributed tick-borne diseases in the U.S. According to some studies, certain types of micro-climate are more prone to dense tick infestation. The presence of sandy soil, hardwood trees, and deer are all indicators of a tick-heavy area.
Typical symptoms of Lyme disease infection include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans (bulls eye rash). When untreated, Lyme disease can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system and has been associated with many long-term health issues. Unfortunately, a diagnosis of Lyme disease is not always easy to confirm, particularly in the early stages of an infection.
Fortunately, there is now a way to determine if Lyme disease is present by testing ticks that have been found on a host (human or pet). The Lymenator test can determine within 10 minutes if a tick is carrying the Lyme disease pathogen. The early detection results from this test can play an important role in the decision to treat a person or pet for Lyme disease. Early stage treatment of this disease can possibly help avoid long term, sometimes lifelong, symptoms and health complications.
When a tick is removed, it should be preserved for testing.* Lymenator testing can be performed in your home by either Peter Benz, or another qualified representative from Peter Benz Landscaping. Any tick which has been pulled from a person or pet can be tested as long as it has been properly stored.*
If you find a tick on a host, please follow the storage instructions below and contact us immediately to schedule an appointment for Lyme or other related bacteria testing. Lymenator testing is available for $60.
*Immediately upon removing the tick from the subject it should be placed in a small Tupperware type container or a zip lock bag and stored in your freezer.