Great Falls, Virginia based Backyard Bug Patrol recently published a new blog post, where they discuss the difference between the Asian Longhorned Tick and other tick species. The company shared their extensive knowledge of the topic in a bid to alert the community of this dangerous species of insect that is known to carry a number of diseases. Those interested may read the post in full at the following link: https://backyardbugpatrol.com/tick-control/whats-different-about-the-asian-longhorned-tick/.
The specialists explain that specimens of the Asian Longhorned Tick have been found so far in eight different states throughout the country, and they are believed to spread quickly into new areas every day. Citing a study, the Backyard Bug Patrol Specialists note that, "To the naked eye, the Asian Longhorned Tick isn’t much different from other ticks found in the United States: It too has eight legs, a round body, and mouthparts that latch onto its chosen host. But this arachnid is native to East Asia—where it has been shown to spread disease—and it’s quickly moving through the eastern part of the country."
The rapid spread of this new type of tick highlights the likely possibility that they are here to stay and, within the next few years, they could spread throughout the country. John Mitchell, representative of Backyard Bug Patrol, states, "Whenever a new species is introduced to a foreign land, they bring along the risk of new diseases and infections. While there have been no reports over here in the US about these ticks transmitting deadly viruses so far, that doesn’t mean they won’t. This species comes from Asia, where there have been multiple reported cases of humans suffering from severe fevers, as a cause of the Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS)—which is transmitted by the Asian Longhorned Tick and can be fatal."
Backyard Bug Patrol also outlines some of the best ways for members of the public to protect themselves, as well as their families, against this new species of tick that is invading the US. To read more about the necessary precautions that one can take to prevent a bite, as well as what to do in case one were to get bitten, check out this link: https://posts.gle/nBDz3.
Having served the Great Falls community for a number of years, Backyard Bug Patrol takes pride in offering a well rounded, complete list of services, complemented with excellent customer service. From the moment the initial consultation call is over, and an evaluation visit is scheduled, Backyard Bug Patrol goes out of their way to help their customers. "This is more than just a business for us. While we might not be perfect, we sure strive for perfection and make sure we do our best to rid yards of ticks and mosquitos," states the company.
Members of the Great Falls community have shown their appreciation towards the pest control specialists through reviews on their official Facebook page. Sarah P., a lifetime resident of Great Falls, wrote a review saying, "For the past three years, I have been contracting Backyard Bug Patrol to solve any insect-related issues that I have in my house. From our very first interaction, we knew they were different from other pest control companies in the area. They always explain the whole process that they are about to execute before they start, which is great since I can decide at once if we will move forward. They are always reassuring me that if a new pest were to appear during their warranty period, they will come and treat the place free of charge. Although I haven't needed this, it's nice to know that they truly care about the community. I highly recommend this company."
Backyard Bug Patrol has invited anyone interested in reading more reviews like these to visit their official Facebook page through the following link: https://www.facebook.com/BackyardBugPatrol. For more information on the pest control specialists' services, one may contact John Mitchell. They may also visit the company's website for further contact information.
SOURCE: Press Advantage [Link]
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