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Winter is Coming!...and Deer Ticks Know It

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Oct 16, 2018 1:53:25 PM

 

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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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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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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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Tick Identification: American Dog Ticks vs Deer Ticks [Infographic]

Posted by Graham Henningson on Apr 2, 2016 12:28:00 AM

American Dog Ticks and Deer Ticks are two common tick species found in New England. Both species transmit tick-borne illnesses. Tick bite prevention starts with awareness. When you understand the behavior, seasonality, and appearence of the tick species in your local environment, you can better protect yourself and your loved one.
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Why You Should Spray for Ticks in Early Spring

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 23, 2016 11:53:00 AM

New England is a hot bed for Lyme disease due to ideal temperatures and accessibility to hosts for deer ticks. Deer ticks are essentially a threat year-round in New England, but can be slowed down by extreme cold or hot temperatures as well as heavy snow fall. They have a two-year life cycle and search for different sized hosts depending on the season and their current life-stage.


So why spray for ticks in early Spring?

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How to Protect Your Dog From Ticks

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 18, 2016 3:34:00 PM

Our pets are our family. One bite from a tick can lead to illness or in some cases death. Awareness is key to preventing tick-borne illnesses. Here are four steps to protect your pet from ticks:

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3 Reasons Spraying for Ticks Protects Your Family

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 14, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and other illnesses are spread by the bite of an infected tick. If you and your family live near wooded or grassy areas, you could be susceptible to tick bites.  People living in or visiting New England are especially at a high risk. Prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease through property sprays that eliminate ticks in your yard. Here are 3 reasons why you should be spraying for ticks this season:

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Pesticide Safety & Controlling Deer Ticks

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 11, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A quick glance outside is enough to know that mean old Father Winter has finally gone away, and it’s time to see Mother Nature’s more pleasant side.

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