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  • American Dog tick likes humans too
    As Michigan's tick population increase so does the threat of disease
    There is a population explosion in Michigan and it is not people, it is ticks and excuse the pun, it has really got me bugged.My wife is a naturalist at a southeastern Michigan nature area and everyone she works with has found ticks on them. I...
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    PA ranks #1 as Lyme disease cases continue to increase
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania is the number one state in the nation for Lyme disease. One in every five cases nationwide during 2013 was in our state. There were 27,203 confirmed cases nationwide, 4,981...
  • Dog Tick
    Warm weather pest and dangers
    There's fun in the sun but dangers lurk as close as your back yard. With the warmer weather comes a variety of pest that uses your dog or cat as the proverbial 'host taxi'. Ticks, fleas and even mosquitoes are enjoying the warm climate...
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    Check your dog for ticks and know how to remove them
    It is already June 7 and the warm weather is finally here in Connecticut. Most of us have anxiously waited for the sunshine, longer days, and spending time outside with our dogs. The lazy, crazy days of summer are the best times of the year for...
  • Lyme Disease Awareness
    Tick Time: 6 Types of Ticks and Diseases they Carry
    Tick Time: 6 Types of Ticks and Diseases they CarryWhile our pets can come in contact with a tick at any time during the year, spring through summer and into fall is often the time that ticks are out looking for a new blood donor. Ticks can also...
  • Lyme Disease warning goes out to all Pennsylvania medical facilities
    Lyme Disease warning goes out to all Pennsylvania medical facilities
    With spring turkey hunting season in high-gear and anglers fishing the grassy banks of the Jordan Creek, especially the upper Jordan on state game lands where deer are plentiful, it behooves sportsmen, and hikers, to beware of ticks.The...
  • Your best defense against ticks and mosquitoes: Natrapel, Ben’s & a Buff
    Your best defense against ticks and mosquitoes: Natrapel, Ben’s & a Buff
    Ticks are disgusting arachnids with eight legs. They are bloated, blood-sucking vectors of disease. And are also a trending topic for YouTube music videos!Deer ticks spread Lyme disease and have a life span of two years. They become active any...
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    Mayday: Lyme advocacy group plans multi-day protest at IDSA HQ
    Concerned about an inadequate response to the problem of chronic Lyme infection, a group known as the Mayday Project plans to stage a multi-day protest at the headquarters of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The protest is...
  • Check clothing often for these insects
    Ready for tick season? Lyme Action Network recommends O'Tom Tick Twister
    As Daylight Savings Time begins and evenings include more sunlight, many Americans are spending more time outdoors, which means it's time to take some precautions to prevent tick-borne illnesses. The Lyme Action Network has some...
  • A non-bull's-eye rash
    Lyme advocacy group plans Philadelphia candlelight vigil
    A Lyme disease advocacy group has planned a candlelight vigil to remember individuals who have suffered from the chronic form of the disease. The Mayday Project, which focuses on raising awareness of chronic Lyme disease, will hold its vigil from...
  • Ticks and your pet
    How dangerous are ticks for your pet?
    Many pet owners neglect to worry about parasites like ticks until they actually see them on their pet. This is far from the best strategy to keep your pet safe and healthy. Let's talk about ticks and why you should be concerned about them...
  • Protect yourself from tick-borne illness
    Protect yourself from tick-borne illness
    Tick-borne illnesses are diagnosed primarily on symptoms and whether or not the patient has been exposed to tick habitats. If a tick-borne illness is diagnosed, the majority of cases can be successfully treated using antibiotics particularly if...
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    What to do when the cross country team comes to your house covered in ticks
    If you are the parent of a cross country runner, you are likely to be quite knowledgeable about the dangers of ticks or mites, how to protect against them, and how to check for and remove them. What the manuals do not tell you is what to do when a...
  • Lone Star Tick and other common ticks
    Tick bite can cause meat allergy
    Here is another reason to keep ticks off your dogs and out of your homes. A bite from one species of tick can trigger an allergy to red meat. Fox News reported on August 8, 2014, that a substance in the tick’s saliva is also found in red...
  • Approximate Distribution of the Lone Star Tick
    Tick bite can produce allergy to red meat
    It almost sounds like a myth. A bite from a Lone Star Tick could make you allergic to red meat. As MSN News reported on Aug. 7, the allergy and its cause are no myth. It is not a tick borne infection such as Lyme disease, and it is becoming common...
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