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Busy 2019 for Ticks Forecast in New Jersey
Entomologists who study bugs predict a busy year for the tiny parasites in 2019. The weather has been wet all winter and the spring has had rain and temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect breeding weather for ticks and mosquitoes alike.
NJ Residents at Risk
New Jersey has highly dense human and deer populations. This makes New Jersey one of the highest at-risk states for contracting Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
These diseases threaten people’s lives and well-being immediately. Sometimes pain can return for many years to come in the form of sore joints or allergic reactions to eating red meat. Continued medical attention for symptoms may be needed years later.
New Jersey has a high incidence of Lyme disease spread by ticks. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 1,629 cases in New Jersey during 2017, and our three-year average is 40 cases per 100,000 people. Based on that ratio, we can expect to see 520 New Jersey residents contract Lyme across Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties alone.
People with homes on wooded lots that may be visited by stray deer or have a population of mice should be particularly watchful.
Our Two Stage System Protects You
Mosquito Squad has two ways to combat the threat of ticks. First, our traditional barrier treatment kills ticks on contact.
Our second stage is for long-term threats. Most ticks get their first blood meals from mice. We place tick tubes around your property where mice like to travel and entice them to use the treated cotton inside to make their nests. Once inside the mice nest, the ticks are exposed to the pesticide embedded in the cotton. It’s proven effective to eliminates ticks.
Be sure to consult with a professional from Mosquito Squad to determine the timing, quantity and placement of our biodegradable tick tubes.
We’re Expecting an Above Average Mosquito and Tick Season.
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