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.
Bites from infected deer ticks can cause Lyme disease. Once bitten, the individual will notice a red, "bull's eye" rash around the bite mark. Additional symptoms include fever, headaches, and muscle aches.
Deer ticks often 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 contact people when directly touched or through animals. Ticks are most active in the Middlesex area between April and September. Deer ticks can be effectively controlled through a combination of proper control techniques by Lynch Landscape & Tree and through homeowner 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 us for a free consultation and inspection.