Tick Control, Essential for the Whole Family

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Living life responsibly is a difficult task, always requiring preparedness for the unexpected. Anticipating, planning, and working are all important pieces to leading a full and happy life, and yet things have a way of slipping through the cracks at times. So, consider this as your public service announcement: Ticks and tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and defensive measures against them have never been more important. Home is meant to be a safe place, where relaxation and happiness can always be found, but ticks threaten home’s serenity. Ticks had a reputation as a nuisance for some time, but research into the creatures over the past few decades has revealed just how dangerous they are.

They do not do so intentionally, but ticks can spread dangerous pathogens to both human and animal populations. No tick-borne disease is harmless. Bacterial diseases require antibiotics and other powerful medications for them to be resolved, and chronic disease is fairly common among those who have been infected by a tick. Why is this? Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, with an estimated 300,000 people infected each year. While Lyme disease is curable, the illness is difficult to diagnose due to symptoms that are shared with many other diseases. Chronic Lyme disease infections can have various damaging effects, including swollen joints, inflamed organ tissue, and even short-term memory loss. Tick populations are growing, too, so it is vitally important to prepare yourself for this spring, summer, and fall with effective tick control.

Professional tick control in Princeton

All is not doom and gloom when it comes to ticks, but you need to actively prepare for the warmer months when ticks emerge. There are some tick control steps you can take yourself. Ticks like dark, moist, protected areas of your yard where they can shelter and breed. Removing grass clippings, mulch piles, woods piles, and similar yard waste is a great way to keep ticks from being comfortable. However, such efforts aren’t foolproof. Ticks can still find their way onto your property, which is why professional tick control is so important.

For nearly 20 years, Mosquito Squad has defended our community from ticks and mosquitoes alike. Our finger is on the pulse of the nation’s tick control efforts, and we are always here to ensure that you can live happily and safely in your yard without fear. Using our barrier protection mist, which is effective for up to 21 days, we treat both your yard’s perimeter and interior to dramatically reduce the tick population. Not to mention, the mist is also effective against mosquitoes. With our premium protection program, treatments every two weeks will ensure you are defended throughout the warmer months.

Ticks can carry various pathogens that are incredibly detrimental to human health. To defend against infections in the coming months, trust Mosquito Squad of Princeton. Give us a call at (609) 778-1797.