As Tick Population Increases Throughout the United States, More Americans At Risk for Life Altering Disease.
RICHMOND, Va., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For more than 250,000 Americans, the bite of a deer tick meant the start of a life changing disease. Record warm temperatures and a decrease in the food supply for the deer ticks that carry the disease mean a surge in Lyme disease cases this year, according to Lyme experts.
Mosquito Squad, the country’s largest tick elimination firm, (http://www.mosquitosquad.com) is on watch and has six tips to help homeowners tick-proof their yards.
“There is no doubt that ticks present a threat to the health of Americans, their families and even their pets, due to the movement and rise in the deer tick population,” said Boyd Huneycutt, vice president of Mosquito Squad and the company’s resident vector expert. “We urge everyone to control the factors they can, and check themselves thoroughly when in areas that can house tick populations.”