Warren County Health Services recently issued an advisory regarding tick season. The advisory encourages residents to take certain precautions to protect against ticks and the diseases they may carry such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. With warmer weather arriving in the Capital Region and North Country, tick activity will be increasing.
Warren County Health Services Director Ginelle Jones issued the following statement: “The disease threat from ticks is one to take seriously, and we are already at the time of year where ticks are becoming more active and they will stay active until winter. Please take precautions to keep ticks off of you, and check yourself after you have been outside to make sure you don’t have an unwanted passenger that can make you sick.”
To help you with your tick precautions, here are a few reminders from your friends at Family Pest Solutions:
- Wear long pants/sleeves when walking in areas of vegetation
- Keep your lawn and landscape well-maintained to discourage ticks
- Utilize a tick repellent on your clothes and exposed skin
- Check all family members and pets for ticks after spending time outside
- Treat your property with an effective tick preventative solution
If you would like to learn about tick control options for your yard, please contact us. We offer tick control for the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.