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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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Can You Turn A Mosquito Into A Vegetarian?

You may think that all mosquitoes like the taste of flesh. That these tiny bugs that spread deadly diseases are only satisfied when they are chomping on their latest blood supply. However, did you know that there are actually some […]

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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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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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The More Ticks The Merrier!

The more ticks the merrier! Not something you would often find us saying, but research has suggested that if your back yard has an abundance of ticks that are of a diverse species, then the number of tick species that […]

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