Tick (Deer Tick) Control

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Most commonly experienced throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic states, the upper north central states, and in several counties in northern California, Herman said that New Jersey is a hot spot for the disease, which is transmitted to humans by infected deer ticks largely residing in areas of grass and bushes inhabited by deer and mice.

Lyme Disease continues to be a concern in New Jersey. An extensive study was done by The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that identified regions in the US and the associated level of risk. New Jersey continues to rank as "high risk." If you're in an area where there is a high risk, take precautions.

County 1993-1997 1998-2002 2003-2007 2008-2012
Atlantic County 201 358 594 550
Bergen County 109 205 616 890
Burlington County 456 298 511 1,183
Camden County 106 76 133 102
Cape May County 70 98 152 168
Cumberland County 79 146 312 576
Essex County 84 148 433 649
Gloucester County 140 375 543 478
Hudson County 10 34 48 150
Hunterdon County 1,927 2,675 1,780 1,831
Mercer County 287 366 587 985
Middlesex County 234 410 423 589
Monmouth County 437 599 1,177 1,541
Morris County 1,015 1,765 1,993 2,114
Ocean County 571 505 843 859
Passaic County 31 76 290 770
Salem County 90 176 111 211
Somerset County 680 780 718 846
Sussex County 88 375 1,333 1,659
Union County 79 72 182 323
Warren County 193 609 946 1,153
Source: U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Get the data

Deer ticks, also called blacklegged ticks, are the species that most often carries Lyme disease, and they are especially common in New England. New Jersey, in particular, has the country's third-highest number of Lyme disease cases.

And now, researchers have identified a new disease spread by deer ticks. In January, a New Jersey woman was diagnosed with an infection caused by the bacteria B. miyamotoi, which is carried by deer ticks. Her symptoms included confusion, weakness, and a loss of appetite. Researchers believe that 1 to 3 percent of New England residents have been infected by the same illness but have remained undiagnosed. That's because the symptoms of the new illness are similar to those of Lyme disease. Many people who have symptoms of Lyme disease, but whose tests are negative, might have a B. miyamotoi infection instead. The news is a prescient reminder of the problems tick bites can cause.


Family Tree and Turf Care Arborists are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to handling ticks, especially the deer tick (lxodes scapularis), a carrier of Lymes Disease,on your property. We will target the area of your property known as the eco zone (area between the lawn and wood line) with specific timed applications which will provide an immediate reduction of ticks on your property.

Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lymes disease, have become a significant public health issue during the last decade. Ticks will be found in grassy areas (including lawns), and in brushy, shrubby and woodland sites, even on warm winter days. They prefer areas where some moisture is present.


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Protect Yourself From Ticks and Lymes Disease

Common Tick Species in New Jersey

Tick Bourne Diseases



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