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Assured Environments Reports an ‘Uptick’ in Tick-Related Calls

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Barry Beck, COO of Assured Environments, reports that the NYC-based company has handled eight times as many tick-related calls than in previous years.

| July 26, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y.– As many had expected, and some others predicted, bed bugs have returned to New York this summer. However, the issue that really has Assured Environments perplexed is the uncanny amount of tick-related calls that have been received this year.
 
Assured Environments – the largest, privately owned pest solutions-company in New York – has seen bed bug resurgence again this summer.  “Bed bug calls lagged in the early part of this year but are now starting to cause problems again for many New Yorkers,” explains Barry Beck, COO of Assured Environments. In June and July alone, Assured has handled over 330 bed bug service calls. “This increase of calls is not unexpected as the reproductive cycle of bed bugs is faster in warmer months, leading to more infestations and cause for concern.”
 
However, the pest control industry veteran is astonished with the latest outbreak of an uncommon NYC household pest: ticks. “In my 30-plus years in this industry I have never seen anything like this. We just received 4 independent calls regarding ticks yesterday alone,” says Beck. Already this year, Assured Environments has provided service for 8-times as many tick-related calls than in previous years.
 
Assured Environments has treated for ticks in various locations throughout New York City and Long Island. There are five main types of ticks common to the New York region and Assured has treated for four of these types of ticks: American Dog ticks, Blacklegged/Deer ticks, Lone Star ticks and Brown Dog ticks. The one tick that Assured has not seen in New York homes or business this year is the Groundhog tick.

 

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