Ticks are Frequent Flyers

Ticks are Frequent Flyers

The range of Lyme disease is gradually spreading in North America, and according to researchers, birds are playing a significant role. Robert Brinkeroff, a post-doctoral student at the School of Public Health, insists that “birds are often overlooked in Lyme...
Irish eyes are not smiling

Irish eyes are not smiling

St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, and if you are weary of tick-borne diseases, lyme green may be on your mind. Government statistics note that there are at least 50 to 100 incidences of Lyme disease per year on the island. Poor awareness of the existence of the...
Pecking away at Lyme disease

Pecking away at Lyme disease

Pecking away at Lyme disease In the fight against Lyme disease, tick-eating mammals such as the opossum which were discussed in my previous blog are frontline commanders in reducing the tick population. Chickens, famously known for pecking bugs and small insects off...