Lyme spreading ticks are more common because of climate change

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....
Holy Cow! Invasive Tick Implicated in Livestock Deaths

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...
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...