Insects

Tick Borne Diseases from the Experts at Rutgers


Ticks are tiny pests that can cause big problems for people and pets. These pests transmit diseases when they feed, which can lead to serious illness in some cases. The following are some of the diseases that ticks can spread to you and your family in your own yard or in other outdoor places in NJ.

Anaplasmosis

Black-legged ticks can transmit this disease through their bites. Anaplasmosis can cause headaches, fever, muscle soreness, chills and other symptoms.

Babesiosis

Black-legged ticks can spread this parasitic illness, which can cause a fever, body aches, headaches and other symptoms. In many cases, this disease doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms.

Ehrlichiosis

Lone star ticks can transmit this bacterial disease, which can cause muscle pain, chills, headaches and other symptoms.

Lyme Disease

Black-legged ticks can spread Lyme disease, which can cause severe illness when it’s left untreated. Symptoms can include a rash, headaches, fever, joint pain and swollen lymph nodes.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

American dog ticks can spread this potentially deadly illness. Without treatment, this disease can be fatal or cause serious complications, such as permanent nerve and blood vessel damage.

Powassan Virus

Black-legged ticks and woodchuck ticks can transmit this viral illness, which doesn’t always cause symptoms. Those who have symptoms might experience headaches, fever, vomiting and weakness.

If you’re searching for pest control in my area for ticks or other bugs, please contact Allison Pest Control today. Our pest experts can help keep you safe from tick-borne diseases.

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