When you live in a region of the country that is impacted by tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease, you become accustomed to the various warning signs and animals often associated with this insect. As a company that helps hundreds upon thousands of families with tick control in MA, many of our customers associate Lyme Disease with white-tailed deer and wonder how they could contract Lyme Disease if deer do not have access to their yards. Our professionals are here to tell you there are other carriers you should be aware of.
According to FiveThirtyEight, ticks are known to latch on to at least 41 species of mammals, 57 species of birds, and 14 species of lizards. In adulthood, a tick will latch onto at least 27 species of mammals and one type of lizard. The largest concern? Ticks are not born with Lyme Disease but instead contract it from those they feed off of and spread it to others.
With the alarming number of Lyme Disease cases in recent years, many are seeking solutions to this illness. One of the most likely hosts is the white-footed mouse. Researchers have found a substantial connection between mouse populations and reported cases of Lyme Disease in humans the following year. Their populations are vast and expand over a majority of the United States.
With white-footed mice expanding their geographical locations over the years, there have been many suggestions and experiments conducted for the best ways to eradicate this issue, including mouse population control and altering their DNA to prevent the spread of Lyme Disease.
For those who are seeking solutions for their family, AllGreen can offer tick control and lawn care solutions for your Massachusetts home. We would love to speak with you and discuss what our programs can provide you.
With more questions about our products and services or to request a free estimate, please call our experts in West Roxbury (617) 327-5555 or in Norwood (781) 762-7080.