The Best Tick Control in NJ

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At Bite Back Tick and Mosquito Control, we understand the gravity of finding a tick on oneself or loved ones. Ticks are not only a nuisance but can also be carriers of serious diseases such as Lyme disease. Ticks are arachnids and closely related to spiders and mites. In New Jersey, there are four species of ticks that are of medical and veterinary importance. These ticks go through four stages of development: egg, larva, nymph, and the sexually differentiated adult. Additionally, these ticks are three-host ticks which require three hosts to complete their life cycle. The animals that provide the blood meal are referred to as maintenance hosts. With the exception of the brown dog tick, these ticks are not host-specific and can feed on a variety of vertebrates including mammals, birds, reptiles, and occasionally humans. Birds are important maintenance hosts, however, they do not serve as significant reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens but rather for their ability to rapidly disperse ticks to new geographical areas.

How ticks find their hosts

Ticks find their hosts by detecting animals body odors and animals breath, or by sensing body heat, moisture, and vibrations. Some species can even recognize your shadow. Ticks pick a place to wait by identifying well-used paths. Then they wait for a host, resting on the tips of grasses and shrubs. Ticks can’t fly or jump, but many tick species wait in a position known as questing.While questing, ticks hold onto leaves and grass by their third and fourth pair of legs. They hold the first pair of legs outstretched, waiting to climb on to the host. When a host brushes the spot where a tick is waiting, it quickly climbs aboard. Some ticks will attach quickly, and others will wander, looking for places like the ear, or other areas where the skin is thinner.

Preventing ticks in your NJ yard

  • Remove leaf litter.
  • Clear tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns.
  • Place a 3-ft wide barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to restrict tick migration into recreational areas.
  • Mow the lawn frequently.
  • Stack wood neatly and in a dry area (discourages rodents).
  • Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees.
  • Discourage unwelcome animals (such as deer, raccoons, and stray dogs) from entering your yard by constructing fences.
  • Remove old furniture, mattresses, or trash from the yard that may give ticks a place to hide.

How ticks spread disease

Ticks transmit pathogens that cause disease through the process of feeding.

  • Depending on the tick species and its stage of life, preparing to feed can take from 10 minutes to 2 hours. When the tick finds a feeding spot, it grasps the skin and cuts into the surface.
  • The tick then inserts its feeding tube. Many species also secrete a cement-like substance that keeps them firmly attached during the meal. The feeding tube can have barbs which help keep the tick in place.
  • Ticks also can secrete small amounts of saliva with anesthetic properties so that the animal or person can’t feel that the tick has attached itself. If the tick is in a sheltered spot, it can go unnoticed.
  • A tick will suck the blood slowly for several days. If the host animal has a bloodborne infection, the tick will ingest the pathogens with the blood.
  • Small amounts of saliva from the tick may also enter the skin of the host animal during the feeding process. If the tick contains a pathogen, the organism may be transmitted to the host animal in this way.
  • After feeding, most ticks will drop off and prepare for the next life stage. At its next feeding, it can then transmit an acquired disease to the new host.

Ticks acquire hosts via questing or host-seeking behavior, which largely determines the type of animal that is parasitized. Because of its importance as the vector of Lyme disease, human babesiosis, and human anaplasmosis, the black-legged tick receives the greatest emphasis, but major differences in the biology, behavior, and ecology of the other tick species are noted. Click HERE is you need to identify a tick. Contact us for New Jersey’s BEST, All Natural Tick Control and Mosquito Control Spray solution. We service clients in multiple New Jersey counties including Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Mercer County and Ocean County

Blacklegged Tick
Lone Star Tick
American Dog Tick
Brown Dog Tick

NJ ticks in the news.

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Rutgers University has identified a species of tick associated with bats for the first time in New Jersey, and it could pose health risks to…
.Sep 9, 2020
Journal Inquirer
“Every year is a bad tick year”: Learn about different types of …
Asian longhorned tick: From Korea, Japan, and Northeast China, first discovered in the U.S. in New Jersey in 2017 and now in 15 states in the…
May 13, 2021

N.J. has at least 11 tick species, and some are making us sick

Mar 7, 2019 — The Gulf Coast tick isn’t present in New Jersey yet, but the authors of the study believe it will eventually arrive.



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