Aspenn Alerts

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR BOYERTOWN, PA:

Boyertown has existed since the early 1800s, and is today a small suburb of Reading, in Berks county, with a population of just over 4,000.

Beautiful tree-lined hills and a number of community parks and cemetaries make Boyertown a desirable place to live; although the township is not without its drawbacks.

Ticks are a problem for many homeowners - carried onto their property by small mammals such as foxes, possums and mice.

 

Tick Control in Boyertown, 19512

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR HEATHER KNOLL, PA:

Part of the third most populus township in Berks County, Heather Knoll is technically part of Mehlenberg, and is a suburb of Reading. Like many of the more rural communities in Berks country, Heather Knoll has a higher abundance of tick bites do to the displacement of wildlife due to homebuilding and expansion.

Wild deer will opten traipse through homeowners' yards and gardens, dropping infected ticks as they pass, and smaller mammals and even birds can also carry ticks onto people's properties, where they pose a risk to children and pets.

Tick Control in Heather Knoll, 19605...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR MOHRSVILLE, PA:

Located right on the Schuykill River, and surrounded by open fields and farmland, the small community of Mohrsville is part of Centre Township, and just south of Shoemakersville.

Mohrsville serves as a commuter town for Reading, to the south - but enjoys some beautiful countryside living, and close proximity to gorgeous open land like the Ontelaunee Lake.

However, the green and lush surroundings are not without their drawbacks. Because of the abundance of wildlife in the community, residents are at a higher-than-average risk...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR OAKBROOK TERRACE, PA:

Located right in the heart of Reading Township, many people would be surprised to find Oakbrook Terrace as the subject of an Aspenn Alert.

Nevertheless, there is a high incidence of tick bites in this beautiful reisdential neighborhood - largely as a result of the collision between urbansation and nature.

As houses are built, larger mammals like deer are driven out of the idea. Instead, smaller mammals like squirrels and mice become the primary vector for Lyme-infected ticks.

Because they are more difficult to keep out of people's yards and gardens, this makes it more difficult to keep your family and pets safe from ticks; and white-footed mice have even been reported to bring ticks inside people's homes.

 

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR DAUBERVILLE, PA:

Located within Centre Township in Bucks County, Dauberville is a suburb of Reading, and close to Philadelphia. The town borders the Schuylkill River, which makes it subject to a higher density of ticks than other towns; and experiences a high incidence of tick bites as a result.

One of the reasons for this is that local wildlife, especially wild deer and birds, migrate through residents' yards and gardens; discarding ticks as they go. These ticks then search for blood meals in the gardens they were dropped off in; and these are frequently in the form of pets, children or homeowners.

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR LAURELDALE, PA:

Laureldale is a historic town in Bucks County, famous for its gorgeous Rosedale Church.

A suburb of reading, it's home to nearly 4,000 residents and has a beautiful community park on Elizabeth Avenue, making it a delightful place to live for young families.

The more rural location of this suburb, however, means that residents face a higher-than-average incidence of tick bites and Lyme disease; due to wild deer and other wildlife bringing infected ticks into resident's yards and gardens.

 

Tick Control in Laureldale, 19605

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA:

Henry and Charles Shoemaker founded this small borough, but despite its name it was actually most famous for being home to the Merit Underwear Company. Underwearmakersville was probably not a great choice of name, though.

The proximity to the nearby Schuylkill River makes Shoemakersville subject to an Aspenn Alert, because the rural location makes ticks particually abundant. Local wildlife like deer and foxes carry infected ticks into resident's yards and gardens; and children and pets are often unsuspecting victims of tick bites even within just a few feet of their front door.
 

Tick Control in Showmakersville, 19555

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR NEW SCHAEFFERSTOWN, PA:

Located in Jefferson Township, in Bucks Country, New Schaefferstown is a beautiful, historic district surrounded by truly beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. It was originally founded by European settlers in the 1700s, who took over the area from the Lenape indians.

Today, the town serves as a suburb of Reading, and is conveniently located near Route 78 for travel to Harrisburg or Allentown.

Despite the convenient location, New Schaefferstown is subject of an Aspenn Alert because the rural location makes it a thriving hub for ticks. They are often deposited in resident's yards or gardens by passing wildlife, and as such children, pets and homeowners can be at risk of tick bites even just a few feet from their front door.

 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR ORCHARD HILLS, PA:

Located in Boyerstown, in Berks County, Orchard Hills is part of a beautiful, suburban community that dates back to the early 1800s.

It's a commuter hub for nearby Reading, and a beautiful compromise between comfort and convenience for its residents.
 

As the name suggests, Orchard Hills has plenty of rural space in the vicinity, and that's why the town is the subject of an Aspenn Alert. Residents are at a higher risk of tick bites because local wildlife, including wild deer, carry ticks into homeowner's yards and gardens. The ticks then drop off, and pose a risk to children, pets and anybody else enjoying the garden.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 14:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR ATLANTIC CITY, CJ:

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Atlantic City, the east coast's Las Vegas, would be safe from ticks and Lyme disease.

As a matter of fact, though, this glittering boardwork playground still has problems with ticks; especially for residents of the city, who will often find them in their yards or gardens; passed there by migrating birds and geese.

Tick Control in Atlantic City, 0840108404, and 08405

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