Protect Your Family and Pets from Mosquitos, Ticks and Lyme Disease According to Mt Sinai, about 95% of Lyme disease cases occur in 14 states. New Jersey is one of those states. Lyme disease is acquired from ticks picked up during activities around the home. Children, pets, and adults are at risk when playing, gardening, or exploring in the yard. Ticks thrive in grassy areas that have low sunlight and high humidity. What is Lyme Disease? It […]
Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Control Program Deer Tick populations are out of control! The risk of getting a deer tick bite is high in the Summer, when the nymph stage is active. The following quote is from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension at N.J. Agricultural Experiment Station Plant & Pest Advisory Newsletter: “Insecticides have provided excellent control of deer ticks. One application of carbaryl, applied in June, reduced deer tick nymph populations by 95-99% in NJ
How Can You Prevent Lyme Disease From Spreading? What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that’s transmitted by a tick named, Ixodes scapularis (commonly called the deer tick). Lyme disease may cause symptoms affecting the skin, nervous system, heart, as well as joints. Who gets Lyme Disease? People who spend time outdoors in tick-infested environments increase their risk of exposure. Males and females of all ages can get Lyme disease.