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Omega's Vector Care Service

Tick and Mosquito Control

Tick and Mosquito are skyrocketing.

Do you need to worry?

The recent CDC report states that "Disease cases from infected mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have tripled in 13 years.
"Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time."

This has been caused by several factors, including warmer summers, mild and wet winters and an increase in deer population. The changes in our climate has made it possible for new species of these insects to survive in NJ. The most recent discovery of the eastern asian tick also known as Longhorned tick or the bush tick.

New Jersey faces a particular threat from mosquitoes, ticks and Lyme disease because of the warming temperatures. New Jersey has become the perfect habitat for these insects to thrive and explode! The lone star tick, originally located in the southern region of the U.S., has been moving north and is now a common tick that is found in New Jersey. The general concern is that as we experience changes in our the environment and climate we will become acceptable to new species to spread and to colonize new habitats.

Experts anticipate that the threat from ticks and mosquitoes will only increase and get worse. Based on the changes in the environment, in and around New Jersey, it is believed by many that this trend of increased volume of insects, the increased incidents of the spread of vector borne diseases like Lymes disease, West Nile and Zika and the discovery of new spices will continue in the future.  

What Cant You Do?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the EPA say that for reducing insect populations around your home, integrated pest management (IPM) is still the best first step.

For Mosquitoes:

  1. Eliminate standing water in:

    • Roof gutters and rain barrels

    • Boats and birdbaths

    • Cans, bottles, and plastic bags

    • Flower pots and vases

    • Unused swimming and wading pools

    • Wheelbarrows and mortar tubs

    • Ornamental pools and fountains

    • Cellars and crawl spaces

    • Old tires and tire ruts

    • Drain or dump the water once each week

  2. For Ticks:​

    • Remove leaf litter.

    • Clear tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns.

    • Place a 3-ft wide barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to restrict tick migration into recreational areas.

    • Mow the lawn frequently.

    • Stack wood neatly and in a dry area (discourages rodents).

    • Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees.

    • Discourage unwelcome animals (such as deer, raccoons, and stray dogs) from entering your yard by constructing fences.

    • Remove old furniture, mattresses, or trash from the yard that may give ticks a place to hide.

Remember that mosquitoes breed only in water and they can complete the development in as little as 7 days. Any standing water can be a breeding site for mosquitoes. Ticks congregate in tall grasses where they can latch onto anyone passing by, so by eliminating their habitat you will reduce the tick activity. For more information see the Tick Management Handbook​  provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Enjoy your backyard and be free of mosquitoes and ticks and the dangers they bring. 

 

Traditional tick and mosquito treatments have some major downfalls. They use large amounts of chemical that can hurt the environment and its questionable on just how effective are they. That is why we at Omega Pest Management have spent a considerable amount of time investigating and testing different methods to develop the Omega Vector Care Service. 

The Vector Care Service:

  1. Works with the insects’ biology.

  2. Is highly effective on both Mosquitoes and Ticks

  3. Reduces populations so that you can enjoy your backyard

  4. Using specialized equipment designed specifically for mosquitoes and ticks that is able to treat large areas while using approximately 70% less material, making your backyard safer.

  5. Focuses on 2 key areas

    • Utilizing an insect growth regulator which prohibits the advancement of the insect

    • Utilizing a long lasting residual material that can hold up in the elements, creates a barrier for greater control and reduces how often we need to re-apply

 

We will treat the necessary areas monthly during the warmer seasons and we guarantee our work.

Omega also provides services for your outdoor wedding or party. Contact us for more information.



Don’t wait until you see them, be proactive and gain control of your yard. 

Call Omega Today at 856-692-5150