Spring has arrived in New Jersey, and with it comes the return of ticks and mosquitoes. These pests can carry dangerous diseases like Lyme disease, making it essential to take preventative measures against them. At Last Bite Mosquito and Tick Control, we’re here to help keep you, your family, and your pets safe.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of an infected tick. It can cause symptoms like fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic rash that looks like a bull’s eye. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to more severe symptoms, including joint pain, heart palpitations, and neurological problems.
In New Jersey, Lyme disease is a significant concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Jersey had the fourth-highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States in 2019. It’s important to take precautions when spending time outdoors, including wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, using a tick repellent, and doing a tick check after being outside.
Here are some additional tips on how to protect and check yourself from ticks:
-Wear light-colored clothing to make it easier to spot ticks
-Tuck your pants into your socks or wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
-Use a tick repellent containing DEET
-Do a full-body tick check after spending time outdoors, paying special attention to areas like the scalp, behind the ears, and under the arms
-Shower within two hours of coming indoors to wash off any unattached ticks
-If you find a tick, remove it as soon as possible using tweezers, grasping the tick as close to the skin as possible and pulling it straight out
-Monitor yourself for symptoms of tick-borne diseases, such as fever, rash, or joint pain, and seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms.
At Last Bite Mosquito and Tick Control, we offer comprehensive tick control services to keep your property safe. Our treatments are effective and environmentally friendly, and we can work with you to develop a plan that meets your specific needs. We have been voted Best of NJ and Business of the Year, so you can trust us to deliver the highest quality service. We also offer all-natural treatments for those who prefer an organic approach to pest control.
Don’t take chances with your health – trust Last Bite to keep your property tick-free. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, call us at 866-742-4887 or visit our website at www.lastbitemosquito.com. Experience the Last Bite difference and enjoy a pest-free spring and summer for you and your fur babies!