Where Do Ticks Come From and Where Do They Live?
Where Do Ticks Come From and Where Do They Live? By Horizon Pest Control Ticks are tiny, blood-sucking arachnids that grow and survive by feeding on blood from human and animal hosts. Depending on the tick species, they may have a preference for certain types of hosts, like dogs or white-tailed deer. Through their bites, […]
Removing a Tick: What To Do and What NOT To Do
Removing a Tick: What To Do and What NOT To Do By Horizon Pest Control Ticks thrive in warm, humid weather and start coming out in huge numbers during spring and summer. Despite your best efforts, it can be hard to avoid tick bites during these times of the year, especially if you spend a […]
Asian Longhorned Ticks Found in New Jersey: What to Know About This Invasive Species
Asian Longhorned Ticks Found in New Jersey: What to Know About This Invasive Species By Horizon Pest Control The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found in New Jersey for the first time ever in November of 2017, attached to a sheep from a farm. Further research revealed that these ticks have likely been living […]
Do Fleas and Ticks Go Away When The Weather Gets Colder?
Do Fleas and Ticks Go Away When The Weather Gets Colder? By Horizon Pest Control Do Fleas and Ticks Go Away When The Weather Gets Colder? A common misconception is that flea and tick activity dies out completely during late fall and winter. As much as we would all like that to be the […]
Ticks Have Been Found Dwelling Within Short-Grass Sports Fields
Ticks Have Been Found Dwelling Within Short-Grass Sports Fields By Horizon Pest Control One would have to be living under a rock to not have heard the news about dangerous disease-spreading ticks in America. Tick habitats are thick within forested regions. Any avid outdoorsman can tell you that coming home from a day in the […]
It’s Tick season – How to Prevent Them!
It’s Tick season – How to Prevent Them! By Horizon Pest Control Ticks thrive in New Jersey and all over the eastern seaboard. Ticks are parasites, classified by experts as external parasites, AKA ectoparasites, that have to feed on the blood of hosts to survive. There are many different kinds of ticks, and they can […]
How to Avoid Deer Ticks
How to Avoid Deer Ticks By Horizon Pest Control The offensive deer ticks are known by its so many different names, such as the blacklegged tick or the bear tick. But, it is not its name that made this tiny bloodsucker popular. They are made popular because they are the only known transmitters of the […]
New Ticks Found in New Jersey and New York
New Ticks Found in New Jersey and New York By Horizon Pest Control It is summer season once again and time for us to spend more time outdoors. However, this season also brings a particular risk, especially for children and even the elderly who love to stay outdoors. Risk such as tick bites and Lyme […]
NJ Woman Dies from Rare Tick-Borne Disease
NJ Woman Dies from Rare Tick-Borne Disease By Horizon Pest Control The NJ Tick Threat is Real The state Department of Health has confirmed a Warren County Woman from New Jersey died of a rare tick-borne disease. Her death in early May was caused by the Powassan virus. This disease is an uncommon illness that […]