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Asian Longhorned Tick Can Breed Alone

The Asian longhorned tick is a relatively new species of tick in the United States. At present, its population is relatively low here, however, that could change quite significantly because these little critters don’t even need to find a mate […]

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Take The Time To Be ‘Tick Safe’ This Summer

A bite from a tick is all too common these days. These tiny creatures have a tendency to utilize us as their food source and unfortunately, spread some pretty nasty diseases. If you’ve found a tick on your skin it […]

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As Deer Multiply, So Do Ticks!

The deer population in the United States has risen significantly over the last few years, which means we’re more likely to be in closer proximity to a deer than ever before. Unfortunately, with this growth, it also means another increase […]

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Virginia Is A Hot Spot For Ticks

Virginia is a hot spot for ticks! There are many varieties of these disease spreading critters and most of them have set up camp in Virginia, which means there’s a higher risk of infections, such as Lyme disease. The lone […]

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Increasing Number of Lyme Disease Cases in Loudon County

Health officials are concerned by the increasing number of Lyme disease cases in Loudon County, VA.  Lyme disease is a debilitating disease that is transmitted by infected ticks. However, a particular strain has been hard to detect, which means there […]

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What’s Different About the Asian Longhorned Tick?

The Asian longhorned tick is a relatively new species of tick that has made its way into the United States.  As with other species of tick, it can transmit disease, some of which can cause severe illness or even fatality. […]

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Maryland Prepares for Rise in Lyme

Ticks are at their most active at this time of year, so you need to be aware of them, especially in Maryland. You need to know how to protect yourselves, and what to do if you discover that you’ve been […]

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Watch out! Watch out! There’s a new tick about!

Watch out! Watch out! There’s a new tick about!
Yes, that’s right! As if there weren’t already enough of these pesky critters making our lives a misery, there’s another species of tick to add to the list. The East Asian or […]

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How to Identify a Tick

Tick season is here! These critters have been roaming around for a while now, ready to cause misery to many. We know as the weather warms up, ticks become more active, but do you know how to identify a tick […]

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What Can You Do For Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 1st marks the start of Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme patients, activists and educators take action to spread awareness and information on how to prevent Lyme and tick-borne diseases.  There are a number of things you can do to […]

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