Year-round tick control is essential because you can still get Lyme disease in the fall and winter. As we all know, ticks are some of the worst insects around, responsible for bites and the spread of disease through the summer. But most people don’t know that ticks emerge in the spring and can remain active in our part of the world through autumn. How is this possible, though? Unlike most insects, which hide away or die off when temperatures drop slightly, ticks are far tougher. Due to their hard exoskeleton and other adaptations, ticks can still search for meals until temperatures drop to 45 degrees Fahrenheit and below. That’s cold! So, while we can expect the fall to bring relief from these creatures, there is still a solid chance that ticks will still be a problem as late as October.
Lyme disease is the most common tick illness
Why is this problematic? Not only are ticks parasites that will latch onto any blood sources they can find, but they are also notorious spreaders of disease. As parasites, ticks are inherently unsanitary creatures, going from host to host with indiscretion. Such feeding behavior, as you can imagine, can cause problems for tick hosts. Lyme disease is one such bacterial disease that can severely damage human health, especially if untreated. In a single year, somewhere between 300,000 to 400,000 people in the U.S. are estimated to contract Lyme disease, and many of these cases originate in the Northeast. Defending your health and happiness from ticks and their diseases is critically important, which is why professional tick control is essential.
Who to trust for tick control this summer and fall
At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since 2005 to provide powerful tick defense to our neighbors. With the help of our barrier protection spray and our highly trained technicians, we can guarantee a dramatic and pronounced reduction in the tick population on your property. Lasting up to 21 days, our treatments only require reapplications every two to three weeks.
Year-round tick control is essential because you can still get Lyme disease in the fall and winter. For tick control you can trust, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Leominster. Give us a call at (978) 321-2670.
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