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Choosing a Licensed and Insured Tree Service Company

Choosing a Licensed and Insured Tree Service Company: Why It Matters

In the world of tree services, not all providers are created equal. The choice of who to entrust with the care of your trees should be based on more than just a price quote. At Mortensen Tree Service, Inc., we believe that the key elements to look for in a tree removal Highlands Ranch CO company are licensure and insurance. Here’s why.

Firstly, a license means that we’ve met the strict standards set by local authorities for tree services. The process of getting licensed includes passing extensive examinations and demonstrating a high level of competence in the field. It shows that we’re not only familiar with the technical aspects of tree care but also with the local regulations and best practices that protect both trees and property owners.

Being licensed also means that we’re accountable. You can have peace of mind knowing that we’re a professional company committed to maintaining our reputation. If an issue were to arise, you have a formal avenue for resolution, which isn’t always the case with unlicensed operators.

Secondly, being insured is just as crucial. Tree service work isn’t without its risks. Despite our team’s skill and experience, accidents can still occur. If a tree falls on your property during removal or a worker gets injured on your property, you don’t want to be held liable for the damages. Our insurance covers these potential incidents, protecting you from any unforeseen expenses.

Our insurance also indicates that we value our employees. We provide workers’ compensation, which takes care of our team if they’re injured on the job. This commitment to our employees translates into a team that’s motivated to do their best work.

Operating in the greater Centennial, CO area, including Littleton, Greenwood Village, and Highlands Ranch, we at Mortensen Tree Service, Inc., have built our reputation on providing reliable, professional services. We specialize in tree removal, tree trimming, and plant health services, and we do all of this with the necessary licenses and insurance coverage.

Choosing a licensed and insured tree service company is an essential step in safeguarding your property and ensuring the highest quality of service. It’s not just about getting the job done, but about getting it done right, by a team that you can trust. With us, you’ll get that and more. So, when it comes to your trees, choose wisely. Choose Mortensen Tree Service, Inc at:

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Keep Your Family Safe From Mosquito-Borne Illness

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Keep Your Family Safe From Mosquito-Borne Illness

Keep your family safe from mosquito-borne illness and disease this season. It’s no laughing matter that an insect so small happens to be the deadliest animal on earth. More deaths are indeed associated with mosquitoes than any other animal on the planet. Mosquitoes carry several lethal diseases to humans as well as animals. Over two million people per year die from mosquito-borne illnesses, including deaths from diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, and Yellow Fever which are apparent in other regions of the world. Here in the United States, mosquitoes are the vectors for illnesses like West Nile Virus, EEE ( Eastern Equine Encephalitis), WEE ( Western Equine Encephalitis), St. Louis Encephalitis, La Crosse Encephalitis, and Heartworms. West Nile is usually traced in two phases, the first of which is when mosquitoes test positive for the disease, and then the second is when people begin to test positive for the disease. At this point, officials urge residents to take preventative measures to avoid infection. One important preventative is to take control of your property to keep mosquitoes at bay. More on this website @

What is West Nile Virus?

West Nile Virus is a virus that is found in birds. Mosquitoes become vectors of the disease by feeding off an infected bird, and in doing this, the mosquito itself then becomes infected. It can pass the disease to people and other animals. West Nile has also been reported to pass from human to human by breastfeeding from an infected mother, organ and blood donation from an infected donor, and trans-placental transmission from infected mother to child. Symptoms of West Nile Virus are usually apparent 3-14 days after infection and entail fever, headache, swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, and rash. In some cases, however, infected persons will show no symptoms. In severe cases, those infected with West Nile can develop severe neuroinvasive diseases such as West Nile Meningitis, West Nile Encephalitis, or West Nile Poliomyelitis. Symptoms that a neuroinvasive disease may present include a high fever, stiffness in the neck, lethargy and weakness, severe headaches, paralysis, disorientation or change in mental status, gastrointestinal problems, seizures, and even coma. More on this website @

A close-up of the deadliest predator on earth now.

No vaccine is available for human use to prevent West Nile Virus. Treatment varies according to symptoms. Since bacteria do not cause the virus, it does not respond to antibiotics. Researchers are looking into an anti-viral drug called Ribavirin, currently used to treat Hepatitis C, to see if it may help treat West Nile Virus. Most mild cases of West Nile Virus have an excellent prognosis, so early detection of the virus and prevention of mosquitoes is key to keeping this illness at bay. Our Pest Control company wants to protect you and your family from mosquitoes and illness.

What do all these Encephalitides mean?

Mosquitoes transmit several Encephalitides, including WEE ( Western Equine Encephalitis), EEE ( Eastern Equine Encephalitis), St. Louis Encephalitis, and La Crosse Encephalitis. All Encephalitides function in primarily the same manner. The standard textbook definition for Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. These Encephalitides begin their cycle from mosquito to human, or animal, from the vector mosquito initially feeding off of a bird infected with the Encephalitis, with La Crosse Encephalitis being the only exception. With La Crosse Encephalitis, the mosquito feeds from a woodland creature, such as a chipmunk or squirrel, which is infected instead of a bird. These Encephalitides affect the central nervous system of those infected. WEE and EEE are rarely diagnosed in humans. Symptoms of these mosquito-borne Encephalitides are similar, including headache, fever, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and neck stiffness. More advanced symptoms can include seizures, tremors and disorientation, paralysis, and coma. There is no vaccine to treat these diseases in humans, so avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes and reducing their numbers and breeding sites within your environment is crucial to avoiding any mosquito-borne illness or disease.

Taking control of your property is the most important way to prevent falling victim to a mosquito-borne illness such as this. Exercising common sense, gaining knowledge, and taking control of your own backyard can greatly reduce your risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito. We recommend keeping areas of standing water off your property, including children’s toys, pots, or any small container tipped over or thrown away. Frequent changes of water in bird baths or fountains keep them from becoming a “nursery” for new mosquitoes. Make sure your gutters are free of debris or trash. Keep debris and clippings out of your yard, and keep the grass mowed, bushes, and gardens neat and tidy. Frequent checks of screened areas within your living areas to ensure there are no tears or holes where mosquitoes could wander in. Treating your property by a licensed professional is of the utmost importance to get complete mosquito control over your property.We spray barrier spray in a homeowner’s yard.

Remember, once you or someone in your family has a mosquito-borne illness, you cannot rewind it and take it back. We can treat your property to prevent the unfortunate. Our barrier spray is a safe and effective way to kill mosquitoes and prevent mosquitoes from entering your property. We even offer a mosquito misting system which is highly effective at controlling mosquitoes and ticks. Our barrier sprays are sprayed at scheduled intervals throughout the season for your safety and convenience. These barrier sprays give you season-long, worry-free mosquito control. Our safe and effective barrier spray also kills ticks on your property. Did you know that Missouri and Tennessee are the two states that have the highest incidence rate of the tick-borne illness Ehrlichiosis? To learn more about Missouri and Ehrlichiosis, visit to read this informative article about Ehrlichiosis. Contact us to learn more about keeping your property mosquito and tick-free this season. Mosquito and tick-borne illnesses are nothing to take lightly; prevention is key to ensuring you and your family stay safe and healthy this season.

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Orthodontic Treatment

As we leave adolescence far, far behind, thoughts of orthodontic treatment are left far behind, too. As adults, we may remember going through braces as a teen or had parents who may not have been able to afford orthodontic treatment. Because that’s who wears braces, right? Teens! Not anymore! People of ALL ages are seeking orthodontic treatment more today than ever before. In fact, adults now make up more than 25% of those in orthodontic treatment!

Why should adults get treatment? Though adult bone growth is complete, straightening the teeth and aligning the jaws is still possible. Good orthodontic treatment has many benefits to an adult’s overall health. Crooked teeth are harder to clean and can cause deterioration of tooth enamel and gums. Poor gum health has been shown to have a direct link to heart disease. Also, digestion can be adversely affected by inadequate chewing due to poor tooth and jaw alignment. orthodontic treatment

TMJ and bruxism (grinding of teeth) are also growing problems with adults. Poor alignment of teeth and jaws is usually a primary cause of these types of painful issues. Adults often say orthodontic treatment gave them a “brace lift” because the bone structure can be affected during the expansion of the arches and alignment of the jaws. Treatment can result in fuller lips, a more contoured appearance, and possibly the advancement of the lower jaw, creating a stronger jawline and eliminating the “double chin”. More here on this website

Still not sold? Don’t like the fact braces are too noticeable? Limit your diet? Too painful to lips and cheeks? Invisalign is a great option for many adults. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners and small tooth-colored attachments on the teeth to gradually straighten your teeth and jaws. Since there are no brackets to knock off with sticky, hard food, Invisalign allows patients to eat whatever they want!

Impatient? Orthodontic treatment takes too long? Acceledent is a revolutionary new product used in conjunction with either braces or Invisalign for 20 minutes a day. It can cut your treatment time by 50%! Acceledent can be a fantastic option for adults wanting to finish treatment in time for big events like a wedding or class reunion.

There are soooooo many options and benefits today to getting orthodontic treatment…no more excuses!

One of the greatest things about those “sweet” holidays Valentine Day, Easter, and Halloween-is to have a guilt-free excuse to eat lots and lots of candy! Unless, of course, you have some kind of expansion appliance or braces in your mouth! Booooooo! Lots of the sticky, sweet stuff winds up wrapped around that metal or (gasp!) breaks something! Not to mention, all that sugar LOVES to sit and lounge on your precious enamel and encourages cavities. Double boooooo!!!!! Hold on, hold on…just because you’ve decided that now’s the time to straighten your teeth and fix your bite doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy those beloved sugary treats once in a while. You just have to be more careful about which ones you put in your mouth and don’t forget to BRUSH afterward! So let’s break it down…

Candy you CAN have :

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
melt-in-your-mouth treats like Pop-Rocks
Suckers (as long as you LICK them and NOT CRUNCH them)
Fun Dip & Pixi Stix
Did I say CHOCOLATE???

Candy you need to AVOID :

Hard, chewy kind like Skittles, Starburst, Tootsie Rolls
Anything with nuts
Anything with caramel, marshmallows, or toffee
Gummy bears, Sour gummies, or Laffy Taffy

Did I miss some candy? Of course, but just use your noodle and if it seems iffy, avoid it! So just remember, as long as you continue to brush and floss like a champ after you eat anything, you keep seeing your general dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, and you use good sense about what you eat, you CAN enjoy those fun candy holiday

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