Tag Archives: Tick Diseases

Increasing Tick Populations Can Put Your Health At Risk

Its Tick Season
Its Tick Season

Whether you’re hiking in the woods or wandering around your own property, being on the lookout for ticks is important. These biting pests can cause Lyme disease, an illness that requires prompt treatment to avoid serious complications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently stated that there has been a sharp increase in the number of ticks found in the U.S. In fact, these pests are now found in roughly half of all counties throughout our country. Warmer temperatures, an increase in deer populations that carry ticks and higher rainfall amounts are all possible factors that have led to this increase. The rise in tick populations has occurred in the past 20 years and is not expected to slow.

NJ homeowners should know how to identify ticks and learn how to prevent being bitten by them. Otherwise, they can be at risk of getting Lyme disease, which causes headaches and flu-like symptoms. As the disease gets worse when left untreated, it can cause memory problems, brain inflammation and other serious health issues. The good news is that Toms River pest control professionals have the means to eliminate these pests.

If you have a tick problem on your property, don’t put your health at risk. Contact Allison Pest Control for help. Our Toms River pest control experts can get rid of these and other pests.

Babesiosis: a New Tick Borne Disease Hits New Jersey

Lime Disease
New Tick Disease

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 tick bites. These parasites go after red blood cells and can cause those who are infected to experience flu-like symptoms, including fatigue, fever and chills. Not everyone ends up having noticeable symptoms, but those who do should see their doctor for testing. This disease can be treated with medication, which helps lower the risk of serious complications. Health officials have noticed an increase in this disease in the past few years, especially among older men.

The rise in babesiosis shows how important it is for people to prevent tick bites by wearing light-colored clothes and promptly removing any ticks that are found on clothing or skin. Homeowners who have a tick problem in their yard or home should get in touch with NJ pest control professionals to have these pests eliminated. This can further reduce the risk of getting tick-borne illnesses, including babesiosis and Lyme disease.

Keep your home and yard protected from ticks and other disease-carrying pests with reliable NJ pest control. Contact Allison Pest Control to learn more about our services.

New Tick Bourne Disease Appears in Europe

Tick Diseases
Tick Diseases

Bugs and pests are more than just an annoyance, they can also pose a potential risk to your health. For decades, scientists have know that ticks carry certain diseases that can be transmitted to both humans and pets. In addition to Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ticks are now responsible for infecting humans with a whole new type of bacteria.

While the disease has not yet been identified in patients in the United States, it has quickly spread across Europe and China. Experts contend that there is no immediate threat to U.S. residents, but that it is simply a matter of time before this disease migrates overseas and makes its way to the States.

Fortunately, there are affordable residential pest management solutions that can reduce your risk of coming into contact with a wide variety of pests that can harm you and your family. Regular visits from a trusted pest control company can assess your situation and ensure that your home is protected before you experience an infestation or other problems.

If you are shopping around for a New Jersey pest control company to service your home, be sure to look for a established business that can provide customer testimonials and a range of treatment options. At Allison Pest Control, we offer a free home inspection to get you started. Let our knowledgeable service professionals take on your pests and keep your family safe from tick bourne disease.