|Tick Borne Diseases|
Lyme Disease, together with other tick borne illnesses, has become one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States. Cases have been reported in all 50 states with the greatest number being reported in New England. Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases are of particular concern for residents in the District.
The great majority of ticks can be found in the woods and area which extend about three yards adjacent to the woods. They are concentrated near stone walls, in flower beds, on ornamental shrubs, and in ground cover such as myrtle or pachysandra. You can minimize ticks on your property by keeping the grass cut short and planning a deer resistant yard.