Aspenn Alerts

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 19:36

Thousands – perhaps potentially millions – of Americans are living unknowingly with Lyme disease – and that can have fatal consequences.

For decades, conventional medical lore has dictated that Lyme disease is not a fatal illness. Three recent deaths have proven that not to be the case.

 In the course of the last year, three young and previously healthy Americans dropped down dead from heart attacks – seemingly without reason.

But autopsies soon revealed that all three patients carried in their blood the tick-borne parasite Borrelia burgdorferi – and their heart attacks had been the result of “Lyme carditis” – cardiac illness caused by the virulent, spiral-shaped bacteria.

While Lyme carditis is a condition doctors have known about for some time, the fact that it can be the cause of sudden cardiac death is not so well-known; and many physicians wouldn’t even consider it a possible cause of heart attack even in young, seemingly healthy people.

But this could be a growing issue, as many experts believe the number of Americans unknowingly living with Lyme disease could number in the hundreds of thousands. With blood tests for Lyme...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:05

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR BASS RIVER, NJ:

A tributary of the Mullica River, located in southeastern New Jersey close to Little Egg Harbor Township, Bass River lives up to its name with famous runs of smallmouth bass that fishermen travel from miles around to enjoy.

Due to its location in the heart of Burlington County’s unspoilt wetlands, there is a higher-than-average density of Lyme disease-infected ticks in Bass River; and this results in an increased risk of tick bites and Lyme disease for residents and visitors.

Tick Control in Bass River, zip code 08232

  • Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.
  • Additional Risks: Visitors to Bass River are especially vulnerable to the ticks in the area; and should check themselves, their children and pets for ticks immediately upon leaving.

Recommendations:

  1. A tick spray treatment and yard spray for ticks is an essential tick control precaution for Bass River residents, especially given the high density of disease-carrying ticks in Bass River. To get rid of ticks with a yard spray for ticks or tick spray treatment, call our New Jersey office on 1-888-881-BUGS (2847)....
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 10:02

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR HAMPTON FURNACE NJ:

Isolated deep in the heart of the Wharton State Forest, in Burlington County, Hampton Furnace is a beautiful part of New Jersey with a serious tick problem. Due to the gorgeous and unspoilt woodland stretching off in all directions, residents are constantly under assault by tick-carrying wildlife migrating across and trespassing into their homes and gardens.

As a result, homeowners have a statistically higher chance of finding Lyme disease-infected ticks on their property; and this has translated to a statistically higher-than-average risk of contracting Lyme disease.

Tick Control in Hampton Furnace, 08088

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: Pets like dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to tick bites in Hampton Furnace, both from enjoying the open landscape, or from simply roaming the backyard.
  • Wild deer and other tick-carrying wildlife frequently drop ticks off into homeowner’s yards and gardens; which elevates the risk of tick bites.

 
Recommendations:

  1. Tick control, such as a yard spray for ticks...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:00

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR EAST BURLINGTON NJ:

A suburb of Philadelphia, Burlington is one of the oldest settlements in New Jersey and gives name to Burlington County, where it’s located. (Burlington is also the birthplace of the eponymous Burlington Coat Factory brand, started in 1924.)

Urban development beginning in the 60s and 70s has seen East Burlington become a desirable suburban residential destination – although that hasn’t come without its drawbacks. The nearby Assiscunk Creek is home to a thriving population of tick-carrying wildlife, and East Burlington’s proximity means that many ticks find their way into people backyards and gardens.

As a result, residents of East Burlington are at a higher-than-average risk of tick bites and Lyme disease.

Tick Control in East Burlington, 08016

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: Because of the proximity to Assiscunk Creek, Lyme disease-infected ticks are frequently found in the yards and gardens.
  • Pets like dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to tick bites; and could possibly transfer infected ticks inside the house.
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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 09:57

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR MARLTON LAKES NJ:

Named for the production of Marl fertilizer, Marlton Lakes is located in Evesham Township, in Burlington County. A rural community, Marlton Lakes is located close to the border of Pennsylvania and a popular address for commuters to Philadelphia.

Surrounded on all sides by forest, and with Upper Marlton Lake and Lack Pachoango, just a short distance away, Marlton Lakes has an above-average density of wild deer and other tick-carrying wildlife, which results in a higher-than-average incidence of tick bites and Lyme disease.

Tick Control in Marlton Lakes, 08053

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: Because of the proximity to woodland and forest, Lyme disease-infected ticks are frequently found in the yards and gardens of Marlton Lakes residents. Pets like dogs and cats are vulnerable to tick bites; and could possibly transfer infected ticks inside the house.

 
Recommendations:

  1. Tick control, such as a yard spray for ticks, or a tick spray treatment, can get rid of ticks. Aspenn Environmental Services offer a variety of tick...
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:44

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR GRENLOCK TERRACE NJ:

Part of an unincorporated community within Mantua Township, in Gloucester County, Grenloch Terrace is a housing development bordered by dense forest and woodland.

As a result, the population of tick-carrying wildlife is significantly higher than average; and homeowners are statistically more like to find Lyme-infected ticks in their yards or gardens as a result.

Tick Control in Grenloch Terrace, 08080

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: Wildlife such as deer often trespass into resident’s yards and gardens, due to the close proximity of woodland and forest. These animals frequently carry Lyme-disease infected ticks; which can drop off in people’s gardens and expose children and pets to tick bites.

Recommendations:

  1. Tick control, such as a yard spray for ticks, or a tick spray treatment, can get rid of ticks. Aspenn Environmental Services offer a variety of tick control options – call our New Jersey office on 1-888-881-BUGS (2847) to discuss which one works best for you.
  2. A sturdy fence...
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 04:09

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR ELSMERE NJ:

Part of Glassboro, a borough in Gloucester County, Elsmere is located on the easternmost edge of the borough; surrounded on all sides by woodland and forest.

Largely made up of suburban housing developments, the proximity to woodland and forest poses a particular problem for residents of Elsmere; as homes and gardens in the area are frequently visited by wild deer and other animals disrupted by the developments. These animals commonly carry Lyme disease-infected ticks on their bodies; and can drop them off in people’s yards and gardens.

Tick Control in Elsmere, 08081

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: Wild deer and other wildlife will often drop infected ticks into the yards and gardens of Elsmere residents; posing a risk of tick bites to pets and children.

Recommendations:

  1. Tick control, such as a yard spray for ticks, or a tick spray treatment, can get rid of ticks. Aspenn Environmental Services offer a variety of tick control options – call our New Jersey office on 1-888-881-BUGS (2847) to discuss which one works best for you...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 08:36

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR DICKTOWN NJ:

Part of an unincorporated community in Camden County, Dicktown is a densely-populated suburb of Philadelphia, featuring the dramatic contrast of residential housing bordered by large areas of unspoilt forest.

The proximity to this forest has resulted in a higher-than-average density of deer-carrying ticks; which make the area a hotspot for Lyme disease infections and tick bites.

The danger stems from migrating deer and other wildlife passing through Dicktown resident’s backyards and gardens, and allowing attached ticks to drop off en-route; leaving them in people’s yards and exposing pets and children to bites.

Tick Control in Dicktown, 08081

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: Dicktown residents should check their yards and gardens for ticks on a frequent basis, and use tick control precautions as appropriate.

Recommendations:

  1. Tick control, such as a yard spray for ticks, or a tick spray treatment, can get rid of ticks. Aspenn Environmental Services offer a variety of tick control options – call our New Jersey office on 1-888-...
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 13:13

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR CHAMBERS CORNERS NJ:

An eastern suburb of Philadelphia, Chambers Corners is one of the more rural regions of Mount Holly Township, and surrounded on all sides by farmland and forest.

As a result, Chambers Corners is exposed to a significant population of wild deer and small mammals that frequently carry Lyme disease infected ticks – and, as a result, homeowners will often find Lyme-carrying ticks dropped off in their yard or back garden.

Tick Control in Chambers Corners, 08060

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b. burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and babesia microti (bebesiosis) bacterium.

  • Additional Risks: The large population of tick-carrying deer and other wildlife, in addition to close proximity to farmland and forest, expose Chambers Corners residents to a higher-than-average tick population.

Recommendations:

  1. Tick control, such as a yard spray for ticks, or a tick spray treatment, can get rid of ticks. Aspenn Environmental Services offer a variety of tick control options – call our New Jersey office on 1-888-881-BUGS (2847) to discuss which one works best for you.
  2. Pets like dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to ticks; and...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 03:40

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR VILLAGE OF GLEN OAKS NJ:

Located within the small borough of Clementon, in Camden County, the Village of Glen Oaks is a dense suburban development on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

Kind of a living example of the Lyme disease theories originated by scientist Richard Ostfeld, in his book The Ecology of a Complex System, the Village of Glen Oaks demonstrates how housing developments can actually make people more vulnerable to Lyme disease, by disrupting the carefully-balanced eco-system when larger Lyme-infected animals – like wild deer – are disrupted by man’s incursion into their territory.

Although deer and other large mammals have been pushed out of the area by the building of homes and houses, the density of Lyme-infected ticks hasn’t been reduced. Instead of choosing larger hosts, necessity has forced ticks to move to smaller hosts like mice, foxes and possums; and because of their size, they are actually more likely  to enter people’s barkyards and gardens and leave infected ticks there.

Tick Control in Village of Glen Oaks, 08021

Risk Factor: Ixodes Scapularis ticks carrying b....

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