It would be nice if all the ticks would disappear at the end of the month of May, which also happens to be Lyme Disease Awareness Month, but that is not going to happen.
But Brian Kelly, the owner of East End Tick & Mosquito Control at 214 North Sea Road in Southampton, said steps can be taken to decrease the number of tick-related illness on the East End.
“It seems that the polar vortex and freezing temperatures did not kill off the ticks as many had hoped,” Mr. Kelly said in a press release. “I have flagged for ticks a few times over the past weeks and the population has not decreased.”
He advises clients to set up a schedule as early as possible to treat their property to reduce the incidence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
East End Tick & Mosquito can be reached at (631) 287-9700, 324-9700 or 765-9700.