The American Dog tick in New Jersey.
The American dog tick, also known as the wood tick, is prevalent in the eastern regions of the United States. It is commonly found in both rural and suburban areas of New Jersey, with a higher concentration in overgrown fields and wooded edges. In urban areas, the tick may also be present in areas where vegetation is not regularly maintained, such as vacant lots or rights-of-way.
The larval and nymphal stages of this tick are known to infest a variety of hosts, including rodents, squirrels, and opossums, as well as medium- to large-sized mammals such as horses, cattle, and deer. Adult ticks are frequently found on larger mammals such as opossums and raccoons. The American dog tick is a known vector of several diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
In New Jersey, the typical life cycle takes 2 years to complete, but each stage can survive for extended periods without feeding. Adults first appear in March and may be encountered through the spring and summer. Larvae and nymphs are most abundant in spring and summer months, respectively. Contact Bite Back Tick and Mosquito Controland learn how our all natural solution works. Serving; Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Mercer County and parts of Ocean County. More to follow soon,