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...
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...
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...
eTick Monitoring Program Expands Reach

eTick Monitoring Program Expands Reach

Currently, the range of many tick species are expanding in North America due to climate change and human alteration of the natural environment. Therefore, there is an increasing need for improved tick surveillance tools. The Public Health Agency of Canada has...