New Tick species brings more problems to the area
The Asian Longhorned Tick has been found in Connecticut!
What you need to be aware of with this tick:
• Carries multiple diseases
• Reproduces rapidly needing no male – asexual
• One tick can lay 2000 eggs
• Dangerous to pets and livestock
• Over takes new areas quickly
• Painful bite
Here are a few facts about ticks…
Connecticut is one of the worst states for ticks and the diseases they carry. The greater Danbury, New Milford, and Ridgefield areas provide great tick habitats with dense woods and a large deer population.
Lyme Disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America.
Now there is a new disease carried by ticks called Powassan virus. Click here for information on the Powassan virus.
The reservoir for Lyme is small mammals, specifically rodents. Ticks, primarily the black-legged or deer tick, feed on deer and mice, and the ticks transfer the microbe to humans
To reduce the presence of all kinds of ticks in your yard, be sure to keep your grass cut short and your pets on veterinary-monitored tick preventatives
Do not encourage deer and other wildlife to travel through your yard, either.
Tick control is very dependent on the control of mice as they provide the first blood meal for blacklegged ticks.
Click here to read more about the trifecta of mice, ticks and Lyme Disease.
CALL NOW for us to come out to inspect your yard for ticks and evidence of tick-infested urban wildlife. Our Tick Elimination service is a 4 to 5 treatment program running from April through October.