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The Centers for Disease Control and a recent study from Yale University both identify Maryland as a state where the residents are at high risk of contracting Lyme disease, which is spread to humans by ticks commonly known as deer ticks. These dangerous pests have a two year life cycle. Young nymphs typically start seeking their first blood meal in the spring. However, ticks are active year round. We have consistently heard reports of people seeing ticks beginning in March. Studies have established that at least 20% of all deer ticks are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia Borgdurfori. Seeing large populations of deer is a strong indicator that deer ticks are in the area as deer help ticks travel to new locations. Ticks can travel on smaller animals too, including rabbits, mice, squirrels, etc. Some studies also suggest that birds spread deer ticks around, as ticks will bite into a bird and fall off in a new location when the bird lands. Since Maryland is along the migratory path of many birds, it places Maryland residents at risk of coming in contact with infected ticks.
The result is that deer ticks can be anywhere where animals or birds are found. The ticks are always looking for a blood meal.
At Mosquito Squad, our barrier treatment is designed to kill the adult ticks that spread Lyme disease. Many times deer ticks will get the Lyme disease bacteria from mice. We also offer a tick tube solution which is designed to kill the nymphs when they try to get their first blood meal from mice that are infected with Lyme disease.
You can get peace of mind knowing that with Mosquito Squad treating your property, you will greatly reduce the risk of having ticks in your yard, which is the place many experts believe most people contract the disease. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you are bitten by a tick, remove it carefully and place it in a plastic bag in case it needs to be tested later on.