My name is Laurie and I live in Monmouth County with my husband, three children and my two dogs. We chose this area based on the beautiful woods that surround our home as I am sure many of you have. With that beauty, came a nightmare I had not known before.
Upon moving into our new home, we started to find ticks everywhere, at first, it was an engorged one on my kitchen floor that I thought was a bead from my daughter’s bracelet. We then found a couple on our 7-year-old son.
That was it, it was time to call in support.
Just one problem, no one could spray their synthetic chemicals in the area needed because of the proximity to our beautiful brook.
So, I did what every wife would do, I sent my husband into the woods to cut down the weeds and brush. After nightly tick removals on my husband for about a week or so, he was “done.” He was so proud, he brought us all down to show us the brook and how he “fixed” it.
However, all did not end well. I looked down at my feet and I noticed what looked like a pepper grain on my toe. It was SMALL. I was able to remove it and brought it to my Doctor who told me that it was a deer tick nymph and that I would need to take strong antibiotics to prevent Lyme disease.