Ticks can be one of the most dangerous types of pests you might encounter this summer. These bugs can spread Lyme disease and other illnesses while feeding on people’s blood. Find out more about why you might want to have a Freehold NJ exterminator inspect your yard for ticks and treat it this summer.
Ticks in the Northeast
Ticks can be found in many states, but those that spread Lyme disease have been much more active in the Northeastern states than usual. In fact, Pennsylvania had close to 8,000 cases in 2018. New Jersey has also had several cases of this disease. Weather conditions, such as dryer and warmer weather last year and high snow amounts in winter, can lead to bigger tick populations.
Causes of Tick Population Growth
What might be causing people to encounter ticks more in the Northeast? One explanation might be that these bugs are making their way into more populated areas due to wildlife. Deer, white-footed mice and other animals that can carry ticks are coming into suburban areas more often as their habitats are destroyed.
This growth in tick populations means that it’s important to protect yourself as much as possible. This involves using tick repellent products and removing ticks as soon as you see one on you.
If you have a tick problem in your yard, a Freehold NJ exterminator can help. Please contact Allison Pest Control today to learn more about our services.