Aspenn Alerts

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:19

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR REHRERSBURG, PA:

John Jacob Rehrer founded Rehrersburg in 1803, and the town has since grown to 1.5 residents per year it's existed! With less than 400 residents, the community is small and rural; and as a result is surrounded by beautiful Berks county countryside abundant with wildlife.

Wild deer are a particular issue in the area, and in addition to posing a risk for drivers, tend to carry a large number of ticks. Many of these ticks are infected with the bacteria which causes Lyme disease; and these ticks can frequently be deposited in the yards and gardens of homeowners.
 

Tick Control in Rehrersburg, 19550

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:49

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR FOX CHASE, PA:

About 1,600 people live in Fox Chase, which falls under the auspices of the larger Muhlenberg Township. Originally home to the regions local foxhunt, this region is now fairly built up; which makes it a surprising subject for an 'Aspenn Alert.'

However, urban development can sometimes actually increase the risk of tick bites and Lyme disease. In this instance, it's because the redevelopment drove out larger wildlife, like wild deer, and led to smaller mammals such as mice and squirrels becoming the main vector for Lyme-infected ticks. These small mammals will often carry infected ticks into people yards, gardens and even homes - putting people at risk of tick bites.
 

Tick Control in Fox Chase, 19605

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:29

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR AVIS MILLS, NJ:

Located in Gloucester County, New Jersey, Avis Mills is a tiny located at the corner of Lincoln Mill Road. It's beautiful, lush and rural, and Oldman's Creek runs right through it; filtering out to Algonkin Lake just a short distance to the southeast.

The rural location of Avis Mills means that there's rich abundance of wild deer in the area, and as a result of that, a much higher-than-average density of Lyme-disease infected ticks. These wild deer will often deposit the Lyme-infected ticks into resident's yards and gardens - putting children and pets at risk from tick bites.

Tick Control in Avis Mills, 08062

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:12

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR SPEEDWELL, NJ:

Speedwell is located in Tabernacle Township, in Burlington County, New Jersey, and shouldn't be confused with the more-famous Speedwell in Morristown - the 'birthplace of the Telegraph.'

Tabernacle's Speedwell is an unincorporated community on the way to the Jersey Shore, and is located just a few miles north of the massive Wharton State Forest. As a result, the area has a rich abundance of wildlife, and a higher-than-average density of ticks. Many of these ticks carry the bacteria which causes Lyme disease.

Wild deer are a common site in the town, and will often deposit Lyme-infected ticks into people's yards and gardens. As such, homeowners should take precautions to protect themselves and their families from tick bites.

Tick Control in Speedwell, 08088

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:44

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR MERTZTOWN, PA:

Once right on the line of the Reading Railway, Mertztown today is home to just over 650 residents, and nestled deep in the heart of the countryside. It's a beautiful, if isolated community and surrounded by some of eastern Pennsylvania's most beautiful greenland.

However, this rural location is not without its setbacks. The abundance of wildlife and ticks is one such issue. To the south, Longswamp serves as a rich breeding ground for ticks and many of them carry the b. burgdorferi bacterium which causes Lyme disease. These ticks make their own way into residents yards or gardens, or are carried there by wildlife such as wild deer and geese.

Tick Control in Mertztown, 19539

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:43

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR BIRDSBORO, PA:

Named for ironmonger William Bird, who settled the community in 1740, Birdsboro is a richly historic community with its roots deep in Pennsylvania's steelmaking tradition. Today it is home to just over 5,000 residents.

The nearby Birdsboro Preserve means that this town has a much higher abundance of wildlife than most communities, and as a result tick control is an issue that needs to be addressed by residents. Wild deer and geese will often desposit Lyme-disease-infected ticks in residents gardens and yards, and this can pose a risk of tick bites to children and pets especially.

Tick Control in Birdsboro, 19508

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:28

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR BERNVILLE, PA:

With less than a thousand residents, Bernville, in Berks County, is a small and rural community bordered by Penn Township. The town was founded in the mid-18th century, and today remains a historic village on the banks of the Little Northkill Creek.

Bernville's rural location and the proximity of Berks County Park means that wildlife such as deer, squirrels and possoms are common. As a result, residents of Bernville will often have issues with ticks being deposited in their yards or gardens by passing wildlife; and many of these ticks are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
 

Tick Control in Bernville, 19506

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 14:01

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR SHERWOOD WEST, NJ:

A beautiful neighborhood in Woodbury, New Jersey, Sherwood West is a historic part of Gloucester County, enriched in history dating back to Quaker settlers.

Today, the town balances on the cusp of suburban comfort and small-town Americana. Located near the major commuter routes and malls, it also retains a small town feel, and features trees, yards and green spaces.

Unfortunately, urbanisation means that ticks are a common issue in these green spaces. They're often deposited there by passing geese or small animals like mice. As a result, tick bites are a problem, and can lead to Lyme disease.

Tick Control in Sherwood West, 08096-08097

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 13:51

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR VIENNA GARDENS, NJ:

A built-up area within Galloway, Atlantic County, many people are surprised when they hear that Vienna Gardens has an issue with ticks. In fact, it serves as the perfect demonstration of why urban development can damage the ecological balance; because in riding the area of green spaces and larger wildlife, they've actually made a tick problem worse.

To blame are the white-footed mice, who have superceeded wild deer as the #1 vector for disease-carrying ticks in Vienna Gardens. They will carry infected ticks into residents' homes and gardens; and this can lead to tick bites and Lyme disease for families and children.

Tick Control in Vienna Gardens, 08215

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 13:36

TICK CONTROL ALERT FOR HIGH BANK LANDING, NJ:

Located close to Hamilton Township, High Bank Landing in Atlantic County on the banks of the Wilson's Landing river. Just 20 miles west of Atlantic City, it's offers the perfect balance between peace and convenience, and offers some of the nicest living in southeastern New Jersey.

However, its waterside location does make it an area with a higher-than-average density of ticks. Many of these ticks find their way into residents' yards and gardens on the backs of wild deer, mice and other wildlife.
 

Tick Control in High Bank Landing, 08330

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