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Category Archives: Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease and Your Dog: How To Take Care Of Your Pet’s Health

Ticks can be a real pain for you and your household. These pests pose a threat to your health and that of your pets. Did you know that your dog faces the same risk of contracting Lyme Disease as you […]

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: This Information Will Empower You

In the recent past, efforts towards creating awareness about Lyme Disease have increased. Even so, it is never a waste of time to remind yourself of the risks, incidences, and preventive measures that are helpful. This is especially so for […]

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Were Ticks Intended To Be Used As Bioweapons? A Follow Up

I can’t say I’m big on conspiracy theories but given the fact that a member of Congress recently got involved and we have a number of government/military research facilities in Frederick, Reston and other areas in the Virginia, Maryland DMV, […]

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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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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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Lyme Disease – Tick Statistics Rising

It’s easy to think that should you be unfortunate enough to be bitten by a tick, the chances of it being infected with Lyme disease or some other tick borne virus may be relatively slim. However, some scary statistics have […]

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Ticks and Dinosaurs

We all love a good movie blockbuster, especially when it comes to big monsters, aliens or dinosaurs, which is why scientists are becoming excited by the discovery of a 99 million year old tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur. […]

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