East End Tick Control Company Alternative EarthCare Shares 5 Of The Most Popular Tick Species And How To Identify Them
GREENPORT, N.Y., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
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Throughout North America, there are hundreds of species of ticks. Certain species are unique and inhabit in discreet locations, whereas others can be found in highly populated areas among humans and pets. Alternative EarthCare shares five of the most popular tick species and how to easily identify them:
1. Deer tick. Most commonly found in the northeast and upper Midwest, the deer tick is the most popular tick found in the entire country. It's also the smallest tick, as adults only grow to be the size of a poppy seed. You can easily recognize them by their reddish color and solid black dorsal shield.
2. American dog tick. Found throughout the entire United States, the American dog tick is the largest of the common ticks. Typically brown in color with decorative markings on their dorsal shields, they usually feed only on dogs but can also be infectious to humans.
3. Lone-star tick. The Lone Star tick can also be found throughout the country, and is medium in size and extremely rotund. The female's dorsal shield is easily identifiable by a large white dot, resembling a lone star.
4. Brown dog tick. Most often seen in the southern part of the US, the brown dog tick is small and reddish-brown in color, with a fairly plain dorsal shield. As the name suggests, they typically feed only on dogs but, similar to American dog ticks, are capable of biting humans as well.
5. Western black-legged tick. The west coast is home to these pests that look almost exactly like the deer tick. The main distinguishing feature is their location, since they are found strictly on the west coast, but their bodies are also slightly more oval in structure.
Knowing how to properly identify ticks is great for finding and treating any bites quickly and effectively. However, to prevent having to do this at all, it's best to schedule a lawn treatment in your yard and surrounding areas with a reputable company as soon as possible.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.
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