The nymphs of the Deer Ticks or Blacklegged Ticks are largely responsible for the transmission of Lyme’s disease. Lyme’s disease is the most significant tick-borne disease in the United States.
Size: 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long
Color: Orange-brown body and dark reddish-brown head shield
Activity/Behavior: The larvae and adults commonly infest white-footed deer mice and deer. However, the nymphs have a much wider range of hosts. This includes humans.
Where They Live: Deer ticks or Blacklegged ticks climb grass and shrubs and wait for host animals. They are found east of the Mississippi. Typically, they live in areas between fields and lower grassy vegetation, along animal trails, and in animal nests and dens like woodpiles, burrows in the ground, stumps, logs, old rat and bird nests, and crawlspaces.
Tips for Control: Because of the various diseases associated with ticks, we suggest that the pest be left alone and avoided until a professional can tend to the issue.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of deer ticks or blacklegged ticks takes a professional because of the diseases they are known to carry. Also, many useful pesticides are not available to non-professionals.
Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program.
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