There are 3 common Tick species found in New Jersey. The Blacklegged Tick (a.k.a. Deer Tick), mainly known as the Tick that can transmit Lyme disease. And the Lone Star Tick and American Dog Tick.

Dog Tick


American Dog Tick: The American Dog Tick is more oblong shaped and has white markings on the dorsal shield of the body. The American Dog Tick’s abdomen has a darker brown coloring. The male American Dog Tick has white colored markings all over its body.

lone star tick up close


Lone Star Tick: The Lone Star Tick (female) has a more rounded shape and has a single white spot located on the center of its body. The male also has a rounded shape body, darker brown in coloring but does not have any distinguishing markings on its body like the female.

Deer Tick with Tweezers and Dog Collar


Blacklegged Tick:The Blacklegged Tick has a tear drop shape with reddish/orange abdomen coloring and black dorsal shield. The male species Blacklegged Tick is smaller and more uniform black coloring. this Tick species can live for approximately 2 years.

Key Tick Points to Consider:

  • Removing Ticks within 24 hours greatly reduces the likelihood of Lyme disease transmission.
  • Proper precautions when outdoors in possible areas that may have ticks
  • Wearing pants to cover up exposed skin
  • Stay away from low brush areas
  • Inspect your person and clothing
  • Save attached Ticks for proper identification and testing

Lyme Disease

The most significant vector borne disease in the United States is Lyme disease. The Lyme disease bacteria can live in mice, birds, squirrels or other small animals. Lyme disease can be transmitted through the bites of certain species of Ticks Blacklegged Tick a.k.a the Deer Tick. Some of the basic symptoms of Lyme disease can include:

  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue

Tick Harborage Locations

In general, Ticks are found in open warmer areas that can include:

  • Wooded areas
  • Brush line
  • Edge of Plantings
  • Unmaintained landscape borders
  • Open lawn areas
  • Edge of lawns
  • Ornamental plantings
  • Special attention needs to be given to Target Spots where rodents, birds and other small animals like to inhabit. Areas such as bird feeders, wood piles, trash areas and brush piles. These Target Spots are a key area where you will find Ticks.

Focused Tick Control Treatments

Home Protection Barrier sprays will kill ticks that are exposed to the treatment spray. However, this treatment does not treat the source of the problem. As such, in addition to our Home Protection Barrier treatments, we attack the source of the problem with Damminix Tick Tubes.®

Alliance Pest Services Tick Programs

Home Protection Barrier Basic

  • Our basic entry level Tick program. Our service specialist will treat the exterior of your property 1 time. The treatment kills adult Ticks on contact. The treatment residual that remains on the landscaping will kill these Ticks as well. This treatment will last for approximately 30 days.
  • Family and pets can safely enter the yard within 30-60 minutes after treatment.
  • You will receive advance notice of your scheduled appointment.

Home Protection Barrier Pro

  • Our mid-grade level Tick program. Our service specialist will treat the exterior of your property during the months from April - September. The treatment kills adult Ticks on contact. The treatment residual that remains on the landscaping will kill these Ticks as well. This treatment will last for approximately 30 days.
  • Family and pets can safely enter the yard within 30-60 minutes after treatment.
  • You will receive advance notice of your scheduled appointment.

Home Protection Barrier Elite

  • Our top-grade level Tick program. Our service specialist will treat the exterior of your property during the months from April - September. The treatment kills adult Ticks on contact. The treatment residual that remains on the landscaping will kill these Ticks as well. This treatment will last for approximately 30 days.
  • Family and pets can safely enter the yard within 30-60 minutes after treatment.
  • You will receive advance notice of your scheduled appointment.
  • We will also apply Tick Tubes twice per season.
  • The first treatment will take place in the spring/early summer when nymph ticks are actively blood feeding on hosts (April-June).
  • The second treatment will take place in late summer when larvae are active July-September).
  • Family and pests can safely enter the yard within 30-60 minutes after treatment.
  • You will receive advance notice of your scheduled appointment.

Getting your New Jersey home a regular Home Protection Barrier plan will help protect your family and pets from Ticks.

Call Alliance Pest Services today for all of your Ticks problems or schedule a free site evaluation online.