St. Louis, MO (September 1, 2015) – As the long days of summer stretch into August, many people across the St. Louis area will take advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather by spending an increased amount of time enjoying Mother Nature. However, more time outside can sometimes increase the risk of coming into contact with ticks and tick-borne diseases. St. Louis-based Blue Chip Pest Control & Removal Services reminds residents to make tick prevention a top priority before heading outdoors.
“Tick-borne diseases, especially Lyme, are a major health threat during the late summer and early fall months. As ticks are most often found in wooded areas and are especially fond of high grass and low-growing vegetation along the edge of trails, we advise people to stay on trails and wear tick repellent and long pants when venturing outdoors,” said Jeff Phillips, CEO at Blue Chip. “Homeowners should also take steps to make their property inhospitable to ticks by keeping grass cut low.”
American dog tick is the most commonly found tick species in our area. These ticks are capable of transmitting Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offers the following tips for preventing tick bites on your property and while spending time outdoors:
For more information on ticks and other pests, please visit bluechipexterminating.com.
Blue Chip Pest Control and Removal Services St. Louis is proud to be a family owned company that has served St. Louis since 1959. We protect the entire St. Louis area with pest control services such as: pest control, rodent control, termite control, wildlife removal, and mosquito control services.