Deer ticks in the Wayland, Weston, Sudbury, Wellesley, Concord and Natick areas are becoming more common. Unfortunately for humans, these ticks are carriers of two increasingly common diseases: Babesiosis and Lyme disease. Everyone including homeowners, property owners and pet owners need to be aware of deer ticks and the problems they can cause.
Lyme disease is caused by bites from infected deer ticks. Once bitten, the individual will notice a red, "bulls eye" rash around the bite mark. Additional symptoms include fever, headaches and muscle aches.
Deer ticks often times live in and around shrubs, debris, lawns and plants near the ground. Typically their habitat includes overgrown, brushy and wooded areas. Ticks cannot fly or jump; they can only come into contact with people when directly touched or through animals.
Ticks are most active in this area between April and September. Deer ticks can be effectively controlled through a combination of proper control techniques by Lynch Plant Healthcare and through home owner awareness. Home and property owners should keep their lawns mowed regularly. In addition, trimming shrubs, pruning trees and removing brush piles will also help. Enroll in one of our deer tick control programs as we strongly recommend at least two treatments for the most effective control.
If you ever experience any issues with ticks or deer ticks, please contact for a free consultation and inspection.