Welcome to Babe Winkelman’s
Vector-Borne Disease Information Center
A complete guide on how you and your family can avoid the harmful and sometimes deadly effects of vector-borne diseases that can plague people’s lives for years!
Problems and Recommended Solutions
Got a Tick Problem? Here are our recommended solutions!
Problem: Tick Bites Going Unnoticed
The longer a tick is attached the chance for diseases to be transmitted goes up dramatically
Solutions: Self Checks and Regular Screening for Lyme Disease
Problem: Incorrect Tick Removal From Skin
There is a significant increase in the chance to transfer any tick-borne illness the parasite may be carrying.
Solutions: Fine-Tipped Removal Tweezers
Problem: Difficult to Detect Infection
Early detection of Lyme will stop it from evolving into a chronic issue. However, symptoms of Lyme disease take several weeks to appear and are commonly mistaken for the common cold.
Solutions: Test the Tick for Illness and At-Home Blood Tests
Problem: Ticks Invading Your Home and Yard
Ticks often travel around using other animals such as rabbits, mice, deer and even your dog. The most common way ticks gain access to people’s homes is via household pets. Pets can often transfer ticks to their owners if they share a bed or furniture.