What Should I Do About Ticks Around My Monmouth County Property?
June 20, 2022
Encountering a tick and receiving a tick bite can pose several health risks. These risks may result in tick bite illnesses. Contact Monmouth County pest control at the first signs of this pest around your property.
Is This A Tick?
There are many species of ticks that you may encounter and several different types in Monmouth County alone. However, ticks can often be confused for other pests, which is why you can use these general identifiers to determine if the pest you have encountered is a tick or not.
- Ticks have either a hard outer shell or are soft-bodied. They are flat, have a teardrop-like shape, and have eight legs.
- Ticks will bite humans or animals and engorge themselves on blood, unlike other types of pests.
- Tick colors can include grayish-white, brown, black, reddish-brown, or yellowish.
- Adult ticks usually grow to about 1/8 of an inch; females are slightly larger than males.
If you suffer a tick bite, you can save your tick and send it to a testing center to determine the type of tick and whether it's carrying a disease.
Every Disease That Ticks Can Transmit
Many people often wonder "what happens if a tick bites you" when considering the types of ticks around in Monmouth County and their potential dangers. While most tick bites can be harmless, as not every tick carries a disease, tick bites can pass on several serious illnesses that need to be met with medical attention and may cause lingering health issues. It is important to be aware of tick infestations around your property and to invest in proper tick control.
Here is a list of the major diseases that ticks may transmit to you via their bite.
- Lyme disease
- Powassan virus
- Borrelia miyamotoi
- Borrelia mayonii
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Colorado tick fever
- Bourbon virus
- Tick-borne relapsing fever
- Heartland virus
Keep in mind that your pets may also pick up some of these diseases when bitten by a tick.
How To Effectively Deter Ticks In Monmouth County
If you want to deter ticks from settling around your property in the first place, you can take the time to put in the below prevention tactics.
- Keeping your yard clear of debris such as leaf litter and fallen branches and ensuring that the grass stays trimmed low reduces hiding places for ticks, as they love clutter and tall grass.
- Utilize fences to stop critters like raccoons, deer, and stray dogs from entering your property and droppings ticks around your yard.
- Placing gravel or wood chip barriers between your yard, wooded areas, and your home's foundation makes tick travel between these areas difficult.
- Declutter your yard and reduce outdoor trash access; stack firewood away from the home to deter rodents from invading and spreading ticks.
Though you can do everything you can to keep ticks away, you still may have a tick problem. In the end, it's best to partner with your local pest professionals at Alliance Pest Services to noticeably reduce the tick population on your property.
The Best Way To Permanently Remove Ticks From My Property
A tick extermination service is the most effective and the safest way to remove ticks from your Monmouth County property. The professionals at Alliance Pest Services have the proper equipment to inspect your property and determine where ticks are hiding out. From there, the experts will put into place customized treatment solutions that are perfect for your property's exact needs. These solutions will eliminate all traces of ticks around your property and keep it safe so that you can enjoy spending time outdoors without the fear that you or your pet will receive a bite from this potentially dangerous pest.