Wood and Deer Ticks

Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichosis, Lyme Disease, Powassan, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, ticks that are present in Wisconsin are capable of transmitting the above mentioned diseases. The tiny deer tick (black legged tick) is the vector of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Powassan. Lyme disease is the most frequently reported illness from this list, but reports of the other conditions are on the rise. The American dog tick, or commonly called "wood tick", transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Some of the things homeowners can do to reduce the number of ticks from entering the maintained landscape areas of their property are: keep tall grasses and weeds bordering the property cut short, keep fallen branches and other brush picked up. Additionally helpful in reducing the number of ticks entering your lawn area is constructing a perimeter barrier of wood chips, or even better try using rocks between your lawn and any bordering woody or brushy areas.

If your property contains high potential for tick infestation or harborage, tick numbers can be signifcantly reduced by our tick spray treatment. Protect your family and pets! Call Bug Control Specialists to discuss this very effective treatment for a potentially very serious problem.