New Tick Borne Virus Strain in CT

There are poor treatments for tick borne viruses which are easily contracted. Recently in Connecticut a new tick borne virus, called the Powassan (related to West Nile) was identified according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This particular virus was found to be quickly transmitted to humans from a casual tick bite. In fact in contrast to Lyme disease (which takes 24 to 48 hours to pass the infection) …it can be transmitted from a tick to a human in as little as 15 minutes.
This virus can cause and infection of the central nervous system, causing meningitis, encephalitis and long-term neurological problems. Symptoms will include fever, headache, vomiting and lethargy.
In an August 2014 report, the Connecticut Department of Public Health classified the Powassan virus as an “emerging tick-borne illness.” These viruses are most commonly contracted in Connecticut between May and July, when nymphal ticks are searching for food. And is it during that time period when the typical homeowner should be on guard for tick infestations within their yards.
The best course of action for tick control, are related to prevention. In specific the homeowner should consider proper yard maintenance, vigilant screening for ticks, and hiring a pest control professional. Yale Pest Control in Ansonia CT provides a tick control solution for homeowners that helps keep these ticks at bay during their active season. For Tick Control in Fairfield County CT, Yale Pest Control has a safe and effective solution for you backyard areas.

Rodent Control Services in Fairfield County CT

rodents 1One of the more difficult type pests to control are rodents. Mice and rats can live wherever humans live or store food products, or dispose of refuse.  They have plagued man for countless millennia and only way to control them is with thorough inspections to determine access points to property and any potential harborages.  Once this is done, and access is removed to the buildings, traps or poisons can be placed to reduce populations outside the premises.

Internal infestations should be removed with traps since dead rodents in attics, basements, or crawlspaces will produce both odors and health hazards. Rodents are known vectors for disease transmission as they harbor various parasites from fleas and ticks to dozens of various microbes.  In addition, pest control professionals will often see heavily infested attics or basements that are completely contaminated with rodent feces and urine.

Rodents have a remarkable ability to adapt and can  enter buildings in search of food, water, and shelter or they may be transported in boats, trains, trucks or in freight and cargo. As temperatures cool in the fall, they seek out shelters and the ones used by humans are perfect for these mammals.  Unfortunately, rats eat and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed. They also damage containers and packaging materials in which foods and feed are stored. They are constantly gnawing, eating and excreting waste and they will cause considerable damage to property if left unchecked.  Should you have a rodent infestation in the Fairfield County area call a pest professional such as yalepest.com.  They are specialists in rodent control fairfield ct.

When to Call a Pest Control Professional

Insects_in_Brockhaus_1937The impulse to try do-it-yourself pest control methods instead of hiring a professional service is strong in homeowners. There are many problems that can easily be solved by homeowners. However, after pests have made inroads into your home, it might be too late to try D-I-Y. Pest control professionals have the right tools and required know-how that will make pest problems a thing of the past. Before you try any D-I-Y methods to control your pest infestation, it is important to check the extent of the problem.

These are a few pest scenarios that should be left to the professionals – always!

Termite Trouble

Termites, carpenter ants, and others of their ilk are wood-boring pests that can wreak havoc with the furniture in your home. Furthermore, if left untreated, chances are high that they will cause intensive damage to the support beams in your house. Unlike other problems, this one is not covered in a typical homeowner’s insurance policy. This means that you will have to foot the repair bills out of your own pocket.

Known as ‘silent destroyers’, estimates show that termites and other wood-boring pests cost about $5 billion in property damage every single year. If you see signs of termite trouble, call pest control professionals without delay.

Sting Sirens

If you see or sense stinging insect infestations in and around your house, treat it as a siren for professional help. Wasps, fire ants, and yellow jackets are a few of the stinging insects you should watch out for. It is recommended that you do not try any D-I-Y methods for pest control as chances are that these insects will swarm out as a group when their nest is attacked. If you are not dressed properly you may be very unhappy shortly after bothering the nest.

Bed Bugs Bite

According to NPMA’s Bed Bugs in America survey, bed bugs are the No. 1 pests that are difficult to treat and get rid of. These hardy pests can withstand extreme ranges of temperature and are notoriously hard to find. Pest control professionals who know where to look for them and are prepared with the right kind of tools to combat them are your best bet.

Whichever type of pest infestation you have, if it keeps coming back after you’ve taken measures against it, it is time to call the professionals.