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A New Threat to Mass' Dairy and Livestock Industries...TICKS!

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Aug 15, 2018 3:57:34 PM

The Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) first appeared in the U.S. just one year ago in New Jersey has caused much concern among researchers. Over the past year the tick has been found in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Researchers believe that the spread of the Longhorned Tick to Massachusetts is inevitable.

What makes the Longhorned Tick different from others? and why should Cows, Sheep, Farmers be concerned?


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If it looks like a mosquito, flies like a mosquito, and buzzes like a mosquito, then it’s probably a mosquito… Right?  Not always.

Posted by Brian Whittemore on Apr 23, 2018 4:06:41 PM

With a recent and welcome change in weather, New Englanders spent time doing yard work and dusting off their grills for the first time this past weekend. Many of which may have noticed they were not the only ones emerging from winter hiding. The bugs are back and sightings of swarms of mosquitoes may have you anxious. But before you retreat back inside, those swarms of mosquitoes might actually be a harmless doppelganger.

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Lyme Disease at a Glance

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jul 11, 2016 6:00:00 PM

The northeast is a very high-risk area for tick-borne diseases, especially Lyme disease. We've collected key facts and information for you to learn more about Lyme disease and how it affects people in our community.

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4 Tips To A Happy & Healthy Dog This 4th of July

Posted by Jackie Sampson on Jul 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We aren't the only ones enjoying time outdoors this holiday weekend. Our four-legged friends can celebrate freedom this weekend too. From what to eat to where to run free, here are 4 tips to keep your dog happy this 4th of July weekend.

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Tick & Mosquito Spraying For Events

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jun 30, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Don't let mosquitoes and ticks chase you indoors. If you plan ahead, the Pure Solutions team can treat your property using National Organic Program compliant products that are safe for your guests and the environment. Reducing the population of ticks and mosquitoes on your property or the event site will make your event memorable– for the right reasons.

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Tick Activity on Cape Cod by Season

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jun 24, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Cape Cod is a beautiful destination and home for people from all over the world. Unfortunately, Tick-Borne Illnesses (TBI) are a risk for anyone enjoying the outdoors when ticks are active. Each season is different, and it's important to be aware of tick behavior on Cape in order to protect yourself and loved ones. 

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Ticks on Martha's Vineyard [Resources]

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jun 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM

With many of us traveling to Martha's Vineyard, and some lucky ones who live there year-round, it's important to be aware of the tick species on the island and the best way to protect ourselves and our families so we can enjoy the beautiful beaches and explore the landscape. Based on the deer density of the island and weather conditions, the tick populations are active in high numbers almost every season.

Martha's Vineyard Board of Health reported that in 2011, 25% of people ages 5 to 18 have been treated for Tick-Borne illnesses (TBI) one or more times, and 54% reported a family member being treated for TBI. Tourists especially are at risk as many are not aware of the symptoms and do not seek medical treatment. 

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What does deer damage look like?

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jun 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Deer damage to your landscaping can occur year-round. Often once you start seeing damage, it's already too late. However, an integrated plan will protect what's left of your plants in order for them to regenerate more quickly and prevent future damage. 

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You Have No I-deer What Deer Damage Really Costs You…

Posted by Jory Nickles on Jun 2, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Deer damage is estimated to cost around $2 BILLION dollars nationwide. $250 million of that cost reflects damage to properties around homes in communities like ours. It’s important to know the signs of deer damage so you can choose proactive, natural steps that protect your family and your property investment.

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Control Deer on Cape Cod with All-Natural Deer Repellents

Posted by Spencer Rowden on May 24, 2016 4:30:00 PM

There are more than 95,000 white-tailed deer in Massachusetts, with densities of about 80 deer per square mile in areas of Eastern Massachusetts. Cape Cod and the Islands have a growing white-tailed deer population bringing new concerns to the area. These concerns include deer damage on residential and commercial properties, as well as an increase in tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease as deer carry ticks close to homes in search of food.

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Pure Solutions specializes in organic turf care, tick, mosquito, and deer control services. Our Think Pure blog provides resources to making your yard safe and enjoyable without the use of harmful chemicals. We "Think Pure" in order to protect our community and the environment.

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