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Implement a Spring Yard Clean Up To Reduce Tick Populations

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 9, 2016 9:01:01 AM

Spring is finally here in New England and it's time for a spring yard clean up! Along with flowers and rain showers, female adult deer ticks emerge to lay thousands of eggs that will hatch later this year. Once a a new female tick is born, they have a two-year life cycle ending after they lay thousands of eggs of their own. Combined with wildlife, the two-year life cycle explains why some experience these creepy crawlers for the first time near a home they have lived in for years.

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The Start of Spring is the Start of Deer Tick Season

Posted by Rani Wise on Mar 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM

April showers bring May flowers, but springtime also brings the dreaded tick. Ticks are part of the arachnid family, which also includes mites, spiders, and scorpions. They are often found in shady, damp, leafy, wooded, or grassy areas, including our backyards.

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Tick Prevention: Tips For Reducing Tick Habitat in Your Yard.

Posted by Graham Henningson on Feb 29, 2016 4:49:37 PM

Your yard can make a great home for several species of ticks. Deer ticks in particular that transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are active from early spring through late fall in New England. Tick prevention starts with awareness. In order to protect ourselves and our family from ticks, we need to understand where ticks live in our yards.

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Talking Ticks: The Deer Tick Life Cycle

Posted by Graham Henningson on Feb 19, 2016 11:40:08 AM

As soon as temperatures rise in the late Winter and early Spring, ticks reactivate. Although some species of ticks are dormant during the cold winter months, they become active earlier than you may think. When temperatures rise above freezing and the snow cover melts, ticks begin to emerge and look for hosts.

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Are ticks active in cold weather?

Posted by Graham Henningson on Nov 14, 2014 1:39:00 PM

Yes; ticks survive cold weather. They hide under leaf litter and other brush for protection and reemerge as soon as conditions improve. That means if the snow melts and temperatures increase even only slightly, ticks will be on the hunt again for a host. During the late fall and early spring months when the temperature is colder, we are dealing with adult deer ticks who search for larger hosts such as humans, deer, dogs, and cats. In the fall, the female deer ticks use this last blood meal in order to lay an egg mass containing thousands of eggs in the early spring. Property sprays that safely eliminate ticks are important to control the future population and are helpful in Lyme disease prevention.

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Kick the Tick Lyme Disease Awareness and Support Group

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jun 27, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Lyme disease is impacting our community, our family, and our friends. Lois Pare is Founder of Kick the Tick Lyme Disease Awareness Group. We spoke with her to learn more about how her group is supporting the community, and how Lyme disease has impacted her life.

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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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