Deadly Tick Virus on the Rise

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

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

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...

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...
Nature’s Tick Magnets

Nature’s Tick Magnets

While opossums have a tenuous reputation among mankind, the toothy critters provide surprising benefits that can protect humans from disease. North America’s only marsupial has a varied diet that includes frogs, worms, and conveniently, ticks that may carry Lyme...
A New Tick to be Ticked Off About

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...