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...