Ticks Are On The Rise In NJ

I don’t know of a single person that has not had a tick crawling up their leg or attached to some area of skin this year and many New Jersey residents report that they are frequently pulling the bloodsuckers off of their pets, despite  topical tick  treatments. Yes indeed, it is tick season report Monmouth County, NJ exterminators. Ticks have been out in full force, ready to bite any type of warm blooded animal (and that includes us humans). The tick that has been  most commonly seen thus far is the black-legged tick, otherwise known as the deer tick.

It is well known that ticks are transmitters of tick-borne illnesses. The most commonly known tick-borne illness is Lyme disease which was first discovered in Lyme, CT in 1975. Lyme disease is a debilitating disease for any person or pet  that is unfortunate enough to contract it. The tell-tale bulls eye rash after a tick bite is a good indication that a person has contracted the disease but not all people develop the rash. Lyme disease will make a person have a fever, headache, skin rash, fatigue, and migraines. If the the disease is left untreated then it can spread into the nervous system, joints, and the heart.

There are other dangerous diseases that the black legged tick transmits which are known less by the public than Lyme disease. People should also be aware of Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. In addition, the American dog tick is known to  transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, and STARI.

Avoiding ticks and their dangerous disease are extremely important. Hiring a Monmouth County, NJ exterminator to provide a barrier treatment around your property will help to keep these blood sucking pests from gaining access to your home. Call Allison Pest Control for expert help today.