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Lyme spreading ticks are more common because of climate change

For the better part of the 21st century, the topic of climate change has been at the forefront of environmental and political discussions. But perhaps an overlooked aspect of climate change is the impact it could have on increasing the threat of tick-borne illnesses....

Deadly Tick Virus on the Rise

Due to global awareness campaigns, we are all aware of Lyme disease and the danger it poses, especially to those who frequent the outdoors. However, Lyme disease is not the only tickborne disease capable of infecting humans. Though it continues to be exceedingly rare,...

Holy Cow! Invasive Tick Implicated in Livestock Deaths

For years now, experts have warned of the possibility that new, harmful species of ticks could make their way to North America via bird migration or importation of livestock. This worry was confirmed to be legitimate in 2017, when the Asian long-horned tick was found...

Which Goes on First? Sunscreen or Bug Repellent

As beautiful as summertime is, there are always two key concerns lovers of the outdoors must contend with: the sweltering sun and swarms of bugs searching for a bloodmeal. So, how can you simultaneously protect yourself from the sun and potentially harmful  bites...

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.

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