Braman Termite & Pest Elimination now offers a program to help reduce the chances of your family and pets becoming a victim of these insidious pests. Periodically during the tick season (typically April-November), residual sprays or granules are applied along the transition from lawn to wooded areas, as well as plant beds and transition from gardens. This service will greatly reduce the population of deer ticks and American dog ticks around your property.
Alternatively, for those who would like to control ticks but would rather not use insecticide sprays, Braman offers the Tick Control System, a method developed by the CDC, consisting of a plastic station that contains a food attractant and an insecticide wick. Deer ticks on small mammals are killed as the come in contact with the treated cloth wick. Used consistently for a minimum of two years this system has proven to be very effective.
If you thought only those who spent time in the woods were at risk to pick up the tiny black legged (deer) tick, you might be surprised to know that this tick is very much at home on backyard shrubs and blades of grass and some ticks serve as the vector – or “vehicle”- for Lyme disease.
And now, the deer tick has been implicated in the transmission of other diseases. Foremost among these is Babesiosis, a malaria-like illness. Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Studies suggest that the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the U.S. is around 300,000.
Ticks prefer grassy and wooded areas and brushy fields. Contact the experts at Braman today to help you reduce your risk exposure!