That itch you’re feeling? It’s not chiggers! Every year thousands of people report itchy red bites from what they think is an encounter with a chigger. In fact, evidence shows there are no chiggers on long island. It’s the larvae of Lone Star Ticks that are causing those itchy red welts on your skin.
Lone Star larvae begin hatching in July and will remain active until the fall months. The newly hatched larval ticks will cluster in hundreds or sometimes even thousands which is why people will often get bitten in many times, usually on the ankles, legs, and waist. The Lone Star tick larva are microscopic, hard to see and while they don’t transmit tick-borne diseases, but can give you the meat allergy Alpha-Gal.
With warmer winters over the past several years, ticks have become a year-round problem on the east end. To help curb the reproduction of ticks on your property, owner Brian Kelly suggests continuing preventative spraying until the end of November then having the tick preventative granules applied throughout your property during the winter months.
Protect Yourself Year Round with Tick Shield
East End Tick & Mosquito®’s granular winter tick control treatment Tick Shield provides the ultimate year-round tick protection. The Tick Shield granular winter program is unique in that granules are placed in the leaflitter and shrub beds throughout your property monthly December through March protecting you and your family by killing any ticks that emerge on those warm winter days looking for a blood meal.
Ticks remain active whenever the temperature is above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. East End Tick & Mosquito Control® offers year-round tick bite prevention to battle the ticks that are being brought to your property by deer, birds, rabbits, squirrels, mice, and more.
If you’re in need of tick control for your property, look no further than the trusted experience of East End Tick & Mosquito Control®. Call the office nearest to you and schedule your free estimate! Our Southampton office can be reached at (631) 287-9700, our East Hampton office can be reached at (631) 324-9700, and our Southold office can be reached at (631) 765-9700, or you can fill out the form on this page.