It is easy to see the potential danger of a dead tree or large dead limbs near your home or playset. These hazards are obvious even to the non-tree professional. There are; however, other unseen hazards that can pose significant risk to homeowners and their families which often times go unchecked and untreated.
In our daily lives, we are exposed to Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, other disease carriers and allergens on our own properties. These potential threats (ticks, mosquitoes, poison ivy, spiders, etc.) are found in areas that we frequent regularly, such as shrub beds, high grass, and wooded areas in close proximity to our homes. We are at risk on our decks and patios as well as in our gardens and lawns.
Insects in the urban jungle have great value and beauty, but also pose risks. It is important to have a qualified professional assess your property to maintain your health and safety at home.