It is widely known that the spring and summer seasons are the months of the year when ticks are most prevalent, and you will be most susceptible to getting bitten and potentially infected with a tick-borne disease. However, many people mistakenly feel a sense of security from ticks during the winter season, and they do not take the proper precautions to avoid infection. In the Connecticut region, it is important to understand that ticks are still prevalent during the winter months, you should indeed take the proper precautions to protect yourself, family, and pets from ticks.
Unfortunately, contrary to what many people believe, ticks do not just die off during the winter season. Depending on the specific type of tick and the stage of development that they exist in, ticks can live through the cold winter season by simply going dormant, or connecting into a host.
To remain sheltered from the winter elements, ticks will conceal themselves in heavy leaves or brush. This is why it is so important to hire a Southbury landscape contractor to perform fall and winter landscape cleanup services. This will greatly reduce the chances of ticks finding refuge and shelter within your landscape. When there is a heavy snow storm, the snow works as insulation for dormant ticks as they shelter themselves under landscape debris. Some species of ticks will dig shelters for themselves below the ground.
Ticks are not very active during the winter months but they are still present and looking for a host to feed on in order to survive. If the temperature is above forty-five degrees, then ticks will remain very active. Once the temperature drops below freezing, you will be far much susceptible to falling prey to ticks, however the threat is still there. There was a recent research study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Investigation that indicated that some ticks that were capable of carrying Lyme Disease have evolved to survive in freezing temperatures.
It is important to take the proper precautions in order to deter ticks from inhabiting your property. Based in Southbury, CT and serving towns such as Newtown, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Fairfield, and beyond, Tick and Turf provides winter tick spray and repellent services that will offer protection for your household throughout the winter season. Connecticut area ticks have the potential of spraying diseases such as Lyme Disease and the Powassan Virus and their presence has been increasing over recent years.
Tick and Turf offers Tick Sprays & Tick Protection services to property owners throughout the Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven County area. Our comprehensive and customizable seasonal tick spray programs, will target pregnant ticks and other adult ticks on your landscape. Our Connecticut tick spray application services will assist in eradicating the tick population on your property and safeguard your family members and pets from tick-borne illnesses. Our winter tick spray services also assist in lowering the chances of a tick outbreak during the spring season, when the risk of potential infection will be very high. Contact us today at (203) 232-7285 to schedule a free consultation!
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