Pest Control for Ticks in NJ
If you love to spend time outdoors in New Jersey, you’re probably familiar with ticks. These parasites feed on blood from humans and animals, and they’re most active in the summer months when families, friends, and coworkers are enjoying time outside. Since they feed on blood, ticks are capable of transmitting many serious diseases to humans. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to get rid of ticks in New Jersey, no matter whether you live in the country, suburbs, or city. Ticks don’t discriminate. To protect your New Jersey home or business from ticks, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Ticks?
New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest explain tick are small insects classified as parasites, which means that they live by feeding on blood. Using their beak-like mouths, they burrow into their host’s skin and feed for between 10 minutes and 2 hours. It’s important to exercise effective tick pest control in New Jersey because these pests are capable of carrying serious diseases. In New Jersey, ticks most often transmit Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Powassan virus.
How to Identify Ticks
There are four unique species of ticks in New Jersey that are capable of spreading diseases to humans. New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest explain these are the black-legged tick (or deer tick), the lone star tick, the American dog tick, and the woodchuck tick. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains each species of ticks has eight legs on a round brown body that’s typically between 3 and 5 millimeters in length. Younger nymph ticks can be as small as poppy seeds. Ticks use their beak-like mouthpieces to penetrate the skin, which is either on their heads or underneath their bodies.
When Are Ticks Active in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, most cases of Lyme disease are reported between May and July, when people are spending lots of time outdoors, whether at home or while at work. It’s important to take great care when participating in outdoor summer activities, to ensure that you aren’t exposing your skin to ticks.
New Jersey exterminators at Viking Pest state ticks are mostly found in heavily wooded or brush-filled areas, like meadows with long grass or dense forests. People who like to hunt, go camping, or even walk their dogs through wooded areas may be bringing themselves into close contact with ticks. While ticks are found more often in forests or fields, they can also find their way, quite often, to residential areas, close-trimmed grass, or even garden plants.
What Problems Do Ticks Cause in and Around My New Jersey Home or Business?
Ensuring that your New Jersey property doesn’t become a haven for ticks is extremely important. More than 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year. Once a tick bites you, you have approximately 24 hours to control the spread of the disease. If you don’t notice, and the tick remains attached to your body, doctors may not be able to prevent the disease from developing. If your customers, family members, or pets are suffering tick bites on your property, it can affect their health for the rest of their lives. To ensure this doesn’t keep happening, consult a tick pest control expert, like Viking Pest immediately.
How to Prevent Ticks in New Jersey
The best form of prevention from ticks in New Jersey is caution. It’s hard to anticipate where ticks will be, so all you can do is prepare for outdoor activities adequately and exercise caution. When you’re outdoors, stay on clearly marked paths away from low-hanging branches and tall grass. Wear clothing that covers all of your exposed skin, including your ankles and the back of your neck. Pest control experts at Viking Pest will also be able to recommend landscaping adjustments to your property to make your yard is as inhospitable to ticks as possible. This includes removing large piles of leaves, cutting tall grass, and getting rid of fallen logs or large branches where ticks may congregate on your home or building property. Viking Pest’s experts use Yard Guard to reduce tick populations in your New Jersey yard.
Protecting Your New Jersey Home or Business From Ticks With Viking Pest Control
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent ticks from invading your home or business in New Jersey. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling ticks from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!