Center for Disease Control Give Official Tick Control and Lyme Disease Warning

The Center for Disease Control has officially given warning that 2012 promises to be a banner year for bloodsucking ticks – and the Lyme disease many of them carry. Protect yourself and your family by starting a tick control program for your property now.

“Ticks are already out,” reports Kristen Nordlund of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “and they’re the visible adult, sesame-sized ones.” Ticks in this nymph stage and larger are the ones most prevalent in causing tick bites and the Lyme disease infections that commonly follow.

The fact that the CDC is issuing a warning about the prevalence of ticks this coming summer is significant. Normally focused on trying to calm much of the hysteria surrounding talk of Lyme disease, it seems that even official channels are willing to admit that 2012 looks like a dangerous year for homeowners and their families.

At the Smithsonian and Walter Reed Army institute of Research, etymologist Pollie Rueda confirmed that more ticks would be seen in 2012 than ever before; and become a dangerous nuisance far earlier than expected.

"Eggs are already in the ground, and this is the time that they will be coming out in greater numbers," he reported. Traditional “tick season” is considered to be May to July. For much of the country, expect that to begin in April instead.

For homeowners, this means taking precautions to protect yourself and your family from tick bites and Lyme disease is a priority. A good first step is to talk to a tick control specialist, like the experts from Aspenn Environmental Services. They’ll be able to help reduce your risk of ticks bites significantly with a yard spray for ticks – designed to eliminate ticks while they’re still in their early life cycle.

But with more ticks than ever, it will be challenge to keep your property “tick safe” all year round. Follow up initial tick spray treatments with further tick control measures; which will help eliminate any ticks that enter your yard on host animals like deer, geese and mice.

With more ticks than ever, and a higher percentage carrying the Lyme-causing borrelia burgdorferi bacterium in their saliva, this kind of tick control is more essential than ever to prevent tick bites and protect yourself and your family all summer long.