Time to Talk about Ticks in North CarolinaTicks and tourists have been lurking around the leafy edge of Lake Norman for a few weeks now, but in North Carolina most cases of tick-borne diseases are reported between June and September. You may be familiar with some of the notorious vector-borne illnesses already: Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness. In 2022, there were 700 cases of tick and mosquito-borne diseases reported in North Carolina.
Self-exams are important during the summer to find the ticks early in their latching process, but prevention is an even better approach to avoiding vector-borne bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommends using EPA approved insect repellents, such as products with DEET, to prevent tick bites. It’s also beneficial to schedule monthly tick and mosquito treatments for your yard to suppress pest populations and abate the risk.
Home Paramount’s monthly yard treatment includes the application of granular and misting products to target tick and mosquito populations. While some companies specialize only in mosquito treatments, Home Paramount is a full-service pest provider with an array of tools to handle any pest that you might face in your yard. It is possible, and recommended, to treat both ticks and mosquitoes with our outdoor treatment to reduce the risk of both threats.
This seasonal treatment is particularly popular in Durham, and our customers who like to add it to their regular pest services during the fun, summertime months, from May through September. Of course, ticks are present throughout the state, and we offer this service to all our customers, including residents of Charlotte, Lake Norman, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Call us today to add this important protection to your home.