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Nature’s Tick Magnets

North America’s only marsupial has a varied diet that includes frogs, worms, and conveniently, ticks that may carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

Groundhog ticks and Powassan virus

The groundhog tick also known as the woodchuck tick is primarily found in the Eastern and Central United States, as well as in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces in Canada. Groundhog ticks are found mostly in the burrows of burrowing mammals...

Where Will They Invade Next?

    Where will they invade next? In past blogs about the invasive Asian long horned tick, I discussed that the CDC and other health agencies are monitoring this species closely.  Researchers are concerned because this species has caused serious illness in...

No sex please we’re Asian ticks

In September 2017, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Jersey confirmed that the tick found on a sheep in Hunterdon County, New Jersey was as Haemaphysalis longicornis commonly know as an Asian long horned tick. This was the first officially...

A New Tick to be Ticked Off About

Canada may have a new uninvited visitor in 2019. For the first time in eight decades, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries diseases to humans and livestock. Numerous Asian long-horned ticks were identified on...

The Lyme Epidemic and Climate Change

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change is a wonderfully researched book by the award-winning investigative journalist, Mary Beth Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer addresses many issues including the need for more reliable testing for Lyme disease, the lack of consensus in the...

The Holiday Season Can Also Be Tick Season

This is the time of year when many families make their annual pilgrimage to Christmas tree farms to select the perfect tree. Unfortunately, a visit to a Christmas tree farm could result in an unexpected exposure to a blacklegged tick which is a known carrier of Lyme...

Protect your Family and Advance Science

When you have collected ticks using your Bullseye residential tick drag, don’t flush them down the toilet or destroy them.  There are several government organizations and universities across North America that will identify ticks for free. Many offer the service of...

VIDEO: How To Monitor Your Property For Ticks

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are increasing in number and occurring in geographic areas not historically associated with these diseases. Monitoring your yard for ticks is one way to reduce risk and protect your family and pets. This video demonstrates ways to check your property for ticks.

VIDEO: Scientific Standard Tick Drag and Flag

The two most widely-used methods for sampling ticks are flagging and dragging. Bullseye Tick Supplies have designed an improved scientific tick drag/ flag unit that offers many advantages for field surveillance studies.

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