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There are 3 different ticks in New Jersey.

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Ticks have the ability to transmit disease and viruses. Knowing exactly which tick you are dealing with is crucial to knowing how to proceed with proper treatment for a tick bite. Ticks can come onto your property or in your house on wildlife and rodents.

Bites or Stings

Blood Sucking

Difficult To See

Hazard to Health


Spreads Illness

Ticks are a year round concern in New Jersey and prevention and control measures should always be in place.

Tick Identification

Ticks are parasitic pests that use their specialized mouthparts to feed on the blood of their host; most species prefer to feed on deer, livestock, people, rodents, wild animals, and pets (cats and dogs).  Adult ticks generally hide in wooded areas and areas that have heavy vegetation.  There are many different species of ticks, the three most common to our area include:

Black-legged tick (deer tick) 

Black-legged ticks are a very small species of tick that are brownish-orange in color with darker blackish colored legs. Before a meal adults are only about 1/8th of an inch in length.  Black-legged ticks are often referred to as deer ticks because their preferred host is the white-tailed deer.  Black-legged ticks are responsible for transmitting many diseases, including Lyme disease, to humans.

Lone-Star tick (wood tick)

Adult lone-star ticks are reddish brown in color; however they will turn a more slate gray color after feeding. Female lone-star ticks have one white spot on their back while males have multiple smaller white spots on their backs. Before eating, adults are about 1/6th- ¼ of an inch in length. Males are smaller than females.  Lone-star ticks will transmit tick-borne diseases to people, but are not known to transmit Lyme disease.

American dog tick 

The American dog tick is a larger species of tick; they are brownish in color with whitish, gray or yellow markings on them.  Before feeding, adults are about 3/16th of an inch; after consuming a meal, they will swell to about 5/8th of an inch.  American dog ticks are named so because their preferred host is the domestic dog.  They are responsible for transmitting tick-borne diseases that include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia.

Dangers Associated With Ticks

Ticks are responsible for spreading serious and debilitating diseases, including Lyme disease, to you, your family and even your pets. 

Tick Prevention

There are several things that you can do to protect yourself from ticks and reduce their numbers on your property.

Tick prevention tips from the pros at ChemTec:

Tick Treatment

While completely eliminating ticks from your property is an impossible task, there are many effective control measures that professional pest control experts can take to help limit their numbers.  The experts at ChemTec can safely reduce the number of ticks found on your property through our tick control programs.

At ChemTec we understand that each property and home is different, and we will work with you as an individual to ensure that your specific needs are met.  If it feels like ticks have taken over your property, contact ChemTec Pest Control today to speak to one of our professionals about our effective tick control programs!

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