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Tag Archives: Lyme

The Importance of Understanding Ticks

We know that ticks transmit diseases, but do we know why? If we understand how these pests can spread harmful bacteria, then we may be able to find more ways to prevent the transmission of harmful diseases and protect ourselves […]

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Ticks Are A Risk At All Times

The weather is starting to turn, with cooler days and more rainfall. We are led into a false sense of security by thinking that we are safe from ticks as the seasons starts to change. Surely you’re not as much […]

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Marylanders Beware of the Long-horned Tick

The new species of tick that has invaded the Eastern United States is raising a lot of questions as to whether it could also be a transmitter of Lyme disease. The long-horned tick has spread rapidly across the U.S, causing […]

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Mystery Ticks In Virginia

Reports of a new tick species invading the Eastern half of the United States are causing scientists to scratch their heads. The long-horned tick that has been discovered in Virginia and other parts of Eastern U.S has similar features to […]

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Lyme Disease In Your Back Yard

We would always recommend a yard spray when it comes to keeping ticks away from your home. However, to make your tick protection even more robust, there are a few added extra precautions you could take to keep these critters […]

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Long-horned Tick Potential To Transmit Lyme

The deer tick is well known for being the culprit in the transmission of tick borne Lyme disease. This debilitating virus that is spread through the bite of an infected tick, has been making its way across the United States, […]

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What Makes Ticks, Tick?

Could your blood type turn a ticks stomach? Well, a recent study has revealed that some ticks may have a preference for a particular blood group, more than they do others. With the rising number of tick borne diseases, such […]

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New Species Of Tick Could Be In Your Back Yard

It’s not uncommon these days for new species of ticks to be showing up in parts of the United States. This time New York has identified a new inhabitant in Westchester County called the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick. It’s not just […]

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What Are The Chances of Lyme Disease

If you don’t already know by now, then we will say it again. Ticks are the carriers of the bacteria which causes Lyme disease. Therefore, if you have been bitten by a tick, the risk of becoming infected with Lyme […]

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Tick Collection For Lyme Disease Analysis

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to encounter a tick bite, what did you do with the tick after you had carefully removed it? A previous study urged those of us who had fallen victim to these pesky critters, to try […]

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