For most parts of the United States, it has been a strange winter thus far. Many locations that typically are under a deep freeze for what seems like endless months have enjoyed a mild, almost non-existent winter season for 2011-2012.
The Valley Breeze Newspapers reported on February 28, 2012 that more insects should be expected this year once springtime sets in. They reported that an entomologist stated that the previous three year acorn production boom came to a screeching decline in 2011.
Without the proper food sources, squirrels, chipmunks, and other rodents that depend on the nuts will have a difficult time surviving throughout the year. It is expected that without a food source, many will meet their demise. Because there will a lack of squirrels and other rodents to feed upon, it is anticipated that humans and pets will become the target for bloodsucking pests such as ticks. Entomologists also believe that because 2012 will bring about more tick bites, 2012 will also bring about more cases of Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and pets through the bite of a deer tick, which is otherwise known as the blacklegged tick. Although the bite may be painless the symptoms from Lyme disease are not. Typical symptoms include headache, fatigue, fever, and a bulls-eye skin rash where the tick has delivered its bite. Infection can spread to the nervous system, joints and heart if the disease is left untreated.
Allison Pest Control can help you keep your family safe from all types of New Jersey pests and the diseases that they cause. We will gladly provide you with a free pest inspection and will happily answer all of your pest control questions. Call us today for quality New Jersey pest control service in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey.