The Lone Star Tick Is Taking Its Act to the Northern Regions of the U.S.

While nearly everyone here in Worcester, MA, is familiar with the dog tick and certainly the deer tick, not everyone is familiar with the lone star tick. While it may sound like it only belongs in Texas, the Lone Star State, it’s making its presence felt in several northern states. The reason this is something to take note of is due to the fact that it’s bringing a relatively new health concern. Just imagine a tick that’s super aggressive and, as a result of a bite, you may never be able to enjoy red meat ever again! That’s absolutely the case and is truly a cause for concern for all us meat eaters.

“The lone star tick, which actually gets its name from the white dot found on adult females can be as small as a poppy seed. Their bite can actually cause an allergy to alpha-gal in victims, leaving patients unable to consume meat”, according to a recent article. Specifically, those bitten by lone star ticks and then acquiring an allergy cannot consume red meat, pork and lamb. So, take that into account when you’re debating on whether or not you’d like to enjoy any steak, hamburgers or hot dogs for the rest of your life.

Luckily, Mosquito Squad of Worcester specializes in tick control. In order to keep your yard free of any type of tick, whether it be the dog tick, deer tick or lone star tick, our highly-effective barrier application can reduce the tick population in your yard by up to 90%. Tick control is a serious issue in our area, given a large number of Lyme disease cases reported each year. Now, sadly, there’s another reason to hate ticks even more. Just imagine enjoying a filet mignon, then, by the time you’re in bed, you begin to experience shallow breathing and going into anaphylactic shock. The cause of the allergic reaction will more than likely remain a mystery until you’ve been diagnosed.

Mosquito Squad of Worcester can provide intense tick treatment to your property to keep these bloodsucking pests out of your yard. If you think that we’re too far north for these ticks, keep in mind that lone star ticks are being found as far north as the state of Maine. To keep your yard free of ticks, call the local experts at Mosquito Squad and we will come to your home and evaluate the best course of intense tick control treatment. By doing so, you and your family can enjoy your yard without having to worry about any tick bites.

To find out how you can have your yard treated for ticks in Worcester, MA, and surrounding areas, call us today at (508) 388-5640, email us at, or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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