Tick control is a serious matter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a record number of tick-borne diseases in the U.S. have escalated over the years, and the health threat posed to humans is steadily increasing. This is because ticks, well-known disease vectors, are breeding and expanding among their known geographic ranges, which, unfortunately, is all over the country.
Thankfully, there are various opportunities for tick control. SavATree is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our customers, and we’re proud to offer organic treatment options that can protect your family members and pets from the growing tick population.
Why is effective tick control important?
Ticks are major carriers of diseases—-according to the CDC there are more than 16 different tick-borne pathogens including Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, Heartland Virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Controlling the tick population amounts to fewer tick bites, which can protect you, your family and pets.
When are ticks most active?
Ticks exposure can be year-round. They are more likely to spread diseases in the spring and summer during the nymph stage because they are harder to detect due to their small size, giving them ample time to feed and transmit infections.
By the fall and winter seasons, ticks have grown to their full size and are typically active during this time as well.
Regardless of time of year, if the tick carries the bacteria, people and pets can become infected after they are bitten.
Where do ticks typically hide?
Ticks love damp, dark environments. If your property is moist and wooded, it likely has a tick population.
Additionally, ticks thrive in vegetation. Tall grass, weeds, leaf litter and brush are some of the common places ticks can be found. In fact, many ticks use tall grass as an opportunity to search for a host — they latch onto the tall weeds and wait for an unsuspecting passing animal or human to jump on.
Lastly, ticks love to latch on to two common animals: deer and white-footed mice. If deer or mice tend to roam your property, there’s a chance they might be carrying ticks.