One of the most annoying and at times dangerous bugs we encounter here in the Garden State is the "Tick". These tiny insects pack a punch as many can pass along Lyme Disease (especially deer ticks) and other infections and diseases. Ticks can not only be a problem for humans but also our furry friends. So keep an eye out for your pets, we have found a couple of ticks already at our home, so yes the 'season" has begun. If you find a tick make sure you carefully remove it and thoroughly clean and disinfect the area. Any questions about tick safety be sure to contact your doctor.


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Why Are We Seeing Ticks Early In New Jersey?

In a recent Patch article, they pointed out that we are seeing ticks early here in the Garden State and the weather is to blame. It may be a mild "El Nino" weather pattern that is to blame for these creepy crawlies being back out and trying to get into your home.


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What is El Niño in simple terms?

According to Weather.Gov, "El Niño refers to the above-average sea-surface temperatures that periodically develop across the east-central equatorial Pacific. It represents the warm phase of the ENSO cycle. La Niña refers to the periodic cooling of sea-surface temperatures across the east-central equatorial Pacific."


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Simple Ways To Avoid Ticks

  • Cover your head
  • Wear boots and long socks. You can even tuck your pant legs into your socks.
  • Use tick repellents
  • Talk to your Veterinarian about your pets and what tick treatments are available.
  • After being outdoors shower thoroughly Christian Lambert Christian Lambert


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