First US human bite from invasive Asian tick noted

First US human bite from invasive Asian tick noted

In 2017, we were warned about the arrival of a new tick species in North America when numerous Asian long-horned ticks were found on an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey in 2017. Researchers believed that the tick found its way to the United States by way of migratory...
Be Tick Safe when on the Golf Course

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...
Japanese Barberry – A shrub that attracts 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

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

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...
Lyme Awareness Month has Arrived

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...