Category: Ticks

  • The Worst of the Summertime Pests Get Worse with Global Warming

    The summer months keep pest control companies in Freehold busy, as more insect pests tend to be around causing problems for homeowners. With increasing temperatures, thanks to global warming, more and more of these bugs are expected to be out and about. There are two summer bugs that you should worry about the most as […]

  • Nearly 100 Species of Pest May Live in Your Home

    How many creepy crawlies are sharing your home? A recent study by of 50 houses in the Raleigh area by researchers from North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the California Academy of Sciences is amazing Monmouth County pest control experts. What did they find? More than 500 different kinds […]

  • Babesiosis: a New Tick Borne Disease Hits New Jersey

    Ticks are usually associated with Lyme disease, but a new tick-borne illness is showing up in New Jersey, Rhode Island and other states in the northeast. This disease, called babesiosis, can be fatal to people who are older or those who have compromised immune systems. Babesiosis comes from tiny parasites that enter the body via […]

  • Is the Tick-borne Powassan Virus on the Rise in NJ?

    Ticks are known for carrying viruses that can cause serious illness, including Lyme Disease. Health officials in New Jersey are also tracking the occurrences of a potentially fatal tick-borne disease called Powassan virus. In 2013, a 51-year-old woman in Warren County, NJ died after contracting this virus, which can cause brain inflammation, or encephalitis. While […]

  • How to Identify Tick Borne Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is no small problem. This condition can last a long time and have devastating effects on your well-being. Ticks bites cause Lyme disease and other conditions that need a physician’s care, so it’s important to know how to identify the symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common […]

  • Pest Alert: New Jersey Tick Threat Is Extremely High

    A Level Red tick threat has been issued for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Monmouth County, New Jersey. In raising the summer tick threat to its highest level, the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center warned residents and vacationers to protect themselves and their pets from blood-feeding ticks and the diseases they […]