Tick Season: What You Need to Know About Ticks & Tick Control

With tick season right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that you familiarize yourself with some basics about ticks, and how to control them. Today, we’ll give you everything you need to know about these pests, including how to keep you and your family safe.

Where are Ticks Found?

Throughout New Jersey, there are many species of ticks. While we see blacklegged ticks (deer ticks) in the highest numbers, lone star ticks, American dog ticks, and woodchuck ticks also call New Jersey their home.

Health Risks

When it comes to ticks, Lyme disease is the most concerning health risk. In fact, cases of Lyme disease have been soaring in New Jersey, with 5,027 cases reported in 2017, which is the highest reported total in over two decades.

In Essex County, 207 cases were reported in that time, while neighboring Morris county saw a staggering 650 cases of Lyme disease. Beyond Lyme disease, there are other health risks associated with ticks, including anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Powassan virus.

The best way to mitigate these health risks is to protect your home and yard with Arkadia Eco Pest Control. When you and your family are enjoying the beautiful outdoor life here in New Jersey, make sure you’re exercising caution and engaging in practices to protect yourself from ticks.

The Importance of Tick Control

With tick-borne illnesses at a record high in New Jersey, protecting your family from ticks is more crucial than ever before. While there are ways to protect yourself from ticks as an individual, the best way to protect your home and family from ticks is by working with a dedicated and experienced pest control company.

Both mature and juvenile deer ticks carry Lyme disease. Juveniles are particularly concerning since they’re smaller than the head of a pin. Mature ticks aren’t much larger or easier to spot, either.

While they’re called deer ticks, they’re also happy to hitch a ride into your home via your cat, dog, children, or anyone who enters your home.

A comprehensive strategy for tick control is the most effective way to keep yourself and your family protected.

How We Handle Ticks

We know that one of the best parts of living in New Jersey is enjoying the beautiful spring and summer months in the yard with your family. Of course, this coincides with the height of tick season.

At Arkadia Eco Pest Control, we pride ourselves on allowing our neighbors to enjoy their yards without fear of ticks and the diseases they bring with them. We also provide commercial pest control services designed to protect your office or business from ticks, as well.

Through years of experience, we’ve developed an exceptionally effective process for tick control that lets you get back to enjoying your home and yard without fear of tick-borne illnesses.

Depending on the size of your yard or commercial property, our trained technicians can have your entire property treated and protected in around an hour. With many pest control services, their chemical-based treatments can wreak havoc on your yard, your pets, your family, and the environment, leaving you to wonder if you’re doing more harm than if you were to leave your home untreated.

At Arkadia, we take a green approach to pest control, and provide a solution to our customers that’s natural, eco-friendly, and effective. As a bonus, our cedar oil based solution also helps control and repel many other nuisance insects.

When it’s time to protect your family and yard from ticks or any other pest, our team is standing by to provide you with the services you need, and the peace of mind you deserve. Don’t let ticks ruin a beautiful New Jersey summer, contact Arkadia Eco Pest Control today!