Tick (Deer Tick) Control
Deer ticks, also called blacklegged ticks, are the species that most often carries Lyme disease, and they are especially common in New England. New Jersey, in particular, has the country's third-highest number of Lyme disease cases.
And now, researchers have identified a new disease spread by deer ticks. In January, a New Jersey woman was diagnosed with an infection caused by the bacteria B. miyamotoi, which is carried by deer ticks. Her symptoms included confusion, weakness, and a loss of appetite. Researchers believe that 1 to 3 percent of New England residents have been infected by the same illness but have remained undiagnosed. That's because the symptoms of the new illness are similar to those of Lyme disease. Many people who have symptoms of Lyme disease, but whose tests are negative, might have a B. miyamotoi infection instead. The news is a prescient reminder of the problems tick bites can cause.
Family Tree and Turf Care Arborists are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to handling ticks, especially the deer tick (lxodes scapularis), a carrier of Lymes Disease,on your property. We will target the area of your property known as the eco zone (area between the lawn and wood line) with specific timed applications which will provide an immediate reduction of ticks on your property.
Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lymes disease, have become a significant public health issue during the last decade. Ticks will be found in grassy areas (including lawns), and in brushy, shrubby and woodland sites, even on warm winter days. They prefer areas where some moisture is present.
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