Ticks are transmitters of disease and afflicts tens of thousands of individuals in the US each year. Ticks
have a beak-like projection that plunges into the skin of their host and can feed on the host's blood for
hours, days, or even weeks. With Lyme disease on the rise, as well as a number of co-infections like
anaplasmosis, which is showing up in Maine in greater numbers each year, it is important to reduce the
risk of tick bites on you, your family, and your pets.
Mosquitos in Maine at this point are more of an annoyance and irritation than a health threat. With one bite,
however, that could all change. Health threat or not, reclaiming your yard and grounds for both leisure and
work time is only one call away.