Tag: Tick Information

  • News Flash: New Disease Carried by NJ Ticks Attacks the Brain

    Ticks might not be among the most common reasons to hire NJ pest control services, but these pests are posing an even bigger danger to homeowners in the state. Researchers have found that ticks are capable of transmitting an illness that attacks human brains. Powassan Virus There haven’t been that many cases of the Powassan […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Tick Threat in New Jersey

    Most Ocean County, New Jersey residents don’t start thinking about ticks and the disease risk they pose until June; but it was early May when a 51-year-old Warren County woman died from a tick bite. The tick-borne disease the woman contracted, Powassan virus, an encephalitis virus that causes inflammation of the brain, is so rare […]