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Category Archives: Tick Control

Lyme Disease On The Rise In The United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom the number of Lyme disease cases is on the rise. The castor bean tick, ixodes ricinus is another species of this disease spreading pest that is responsible for the spread of Lyme and it has been […]

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Lone Star Tick Does Not Spread Lyme Disease

The Lone Star tick, for many years has been guilty by association of spreading the tick borne illness, Lyme disease. However, this tiny critter has recently been put in the clear and a verdict of ‘not guilty’ has been reached […]

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Dracula Ticks Survive Dinosaur Extinction

When we hear the name Dracula, we think of Gothic horror, blood sucking, vampire bats, Transylvanian Castles and the spread of the undead curse. Halloween costumes, scary movies and things that go bump in the night. Can we just stop […]

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Japanese Barberry. An Ideal Habitat for Ticks

Home owners in Connecticut might want to inspect their yards for a plant many of us have… It’s known as Japanese Barberry. This invasive bush is contributing to the rise of the tick population as it can help to create […]

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How Do Ticks ‘Stick’ To Our Skin?

Ever wondered how ticks get such a good grip of our skin when they bite us? That’s because they make their own type of ‘glue’ we guess you’d call it, that let’s them adhere firmly to their feast. The clever […]

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