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First US human bite from invasive Asian tick noted

Unfortunately, tick scientists’ concerns were recently validated – in June 2019, news came out that last year, a man living in the New York area received the first documented bite from a long-horned tick in North America

Be Tick Safe when on the Golf Course

Summer only comes once a year, and for those that had to endure the harsh winter climate, it is a time to rejoice and take in the heat. But with idyllic weather comes the increased risk of contracting Lyme disease or other tickborne illnesses. If you are an avid lover...

Tick Prevention in your Yard

A common misperception is that ticks, infamous for multiplying at a terrifying rate, are only an issue when entering unfamiliar areas such as forests or trails. However, studies estimate that around 70 percent of people that contract Lyme disease catch it from ticks...

Japanese Barberry – A shrub that attracts ticks

In my previous blog, we talked about the benefits of planting pungent flowers such as catnip, rue, and geranium in order to chase away tick populations. However, there are also a variety of plants that ticks gravitate towards. One such pestilent species is the...

Repel Ticks with Plants

With tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease on the rise, repellents and pesticides are more highly sought after than ever before. But while these products are effective in eliminating ticks, there is also the option to protect your property from ticks naturally...

Tick Tips for Safe Birding

with birds migrating back north after avoiding the harsh winter climate, peak bird watching season is on the horizon. But before you grab your binoculars and seek out a Baltimore oriole or a diligent woodpecker pecking away at a tree, make sure you cover all the bases to ensure you are protected from ticks.

Lyme Awareness Month has Arrived

To most, the beginning of May is a sign of warmer weather, blooming flowers, and a chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors without the need for a coat. However, before getting your sunscreen and hiking gear out, consider spreading the news that Lyme Disease Awareness...

“Rabbit fever”could be deadly

Ticks are widely known to be extremely adept transmitters of disease, with public awareness of Lyme disease increasing exponentially over the course of the 21st century. However, it is also important to bring rare tick-borne diseases to the forefront, as proper...

eTick Monitoring Program Expands Reach

Currently, the range of many tick species are expanding in North America due to climate change and human alteration of the natural environment. Therefore, there is an increasing need for improved tick surveillance tools. The Public Health Agency of Canada has...

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