Contrary to popular belief, ticks are not just a spring and summer nuisance. Fall tick season is upon us, and now it is more important than ever to be educated on tick identification, protection, and prevention.
While some ticks do slow down in the fall months, other ticks are just getting started. For example, It’s around this time each year where the adult black-legged (deer) tick becomes active and starts looking for a meal. These ticks like to hide out in leaf litter, shaded, or wooded areas. They are also the primary carrier of Lyme disease. Knowing how to identify, protect, and prevent them is crucial during these fall months.
The three most common fall ticks in New Jersey are the deer tick, brown dog tick, and lone star tick. Here are some tips to help you identify each one:
These common New Jersey ticks can spread diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Tularemia. Protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from them is crucial. So is preventing them from re-entering your yard or home. Here are some tips for protecting and preventing a return:
Protect your loved ones from ticks this fall and call the professionals at Elements Lawn and Pest. We have a 100% natural tick prevention program that will help you get rid of these nasty pests for good. Give us a call at 856-375-1340!