Aspenn Alerts: Tick Control in Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Aspenn Alerts: Tick Control in Ventnor City, NJ 08406

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Tick Control Alerts

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR VENTNOR CITY, NJ:

Located right on the Atlantic City sandbank, Ventnor City is a highly desirable location in Atlantic County. It’s home to just over 10,000 residents, and was named after the ocean-side town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, in England. It’s greatest landmark is the city’s famous double-leaf bascule drawbridge leading to the mainland highway.

Most people wouldn’t think of Ventnor City as a risk-area for ticks, but in fact the city has two red-flags that could cause potential problems for residents. Firstly, the displacement of wildlife has caused smaller mammals, such as mice, to become the primary vector for Lyme-infected ticks – and they can enter people’s gardens and yards with impunity.

Secondly, birds such as Canada Geese are frequent carriers of Lyme-infected ticks, and as they pass through Ventnor City will often pause on homeowner’s properties. During these lay-overs, ticks will sometimes drop off into people’s yards and gardens; and subsequently pose a risk to residents.

 

Tick Control in Ventnor City, zip code 08406

  • Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease), babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium and Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)

Recommendations:

  1. Damminix tick tubes and other tick control treatments designed to deal with the mice and small mammals that serve as vectors for infected ticks.
  2. A yard spray for ticks can help eliminate ticks at all stages of their life-cycle. Call Aspenn Environmental Services to discuss your tick control options – call our New Jersey office on 1-888-881-BUGS (2847) to discuss which one works best for you.