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.
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!