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Category Archives: Lyme Disease

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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Is Your Christmas Tree Tick Free?

Each year, thousands of Christmas trees enter into our homes to add that little bit of magic and sparkle for the Holidays. However, bringing a little of the outside into our homes also comes with the risk that there may […]

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School Nurse to Spot Tick and Mosquito Borne Illness

Remember when you were at school and you had to visit the school nurse for a band aid or sit in a quiet room if you were feeling a little sick? Since then, the responsibility of the school nurse has […]

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Protect Yourself Against Ticks. It’s Common Sense.

There’s a lot of information available when it comes to ticks, but how do we know what is fact and what is fiction? Here’s an article with just a few a few of the common truths when it comes to […]

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Exotic Tick Found In New Jersey

Wildlife Officials in New Jersey have become concerned about a rare tick, spotted in Hunterdon County. The tick, known as the longhorned tick or bush tick is commonly associated with becoming a pest to deer and therefore resulting in concerns over […]

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Tick Borne Disease on the Rise in the Fall

As the temperature starts to drop, many of us assume that the population of ticks will also start to decline. That we are less likely to be at risk from these disease spreading pests because the colder weather means there’s […]

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If In Doubt, Get Your Tick Bite Checked Out!

There are a few tick borne illnesses that we should all be mindful of, the most common being Lyme disease. However, another rare bacteria that we should be educating ourselves on is anaplasma phagocytophilum. This nasty germ can be spread by […]

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Take a Trip to the Tick Museum

There’s a museum at the Georgia Southern University that specializes in bloodsuckers! It’s not a museum that exhibits the history of vampires, it’s a place where a collection of the bloodsucking nightmares known to you and I as ‘ticks’ has been […]

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