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Where do the Ticks go when it Snows?

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Jan 17, 2019 2:27:57 PM

It has been a long time coming, but it appears this weekend will finally bring Eastern Massachusetts it's first significant winter storm of the season.  In the winter months it is easy to put yard pests out of mind, but it can be interesting to wonder; Where do ticks go when it Snows? and how do ticks survive the formidable winter conditions just to once again flourish come Spring?

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Thankful For Turkeys - They Can Eat a Lot of Ticks

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Nov 21, 2018 1:16:23 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! 

As people sit down for Thanksgiving dinner many will say how much they are Thankful for the food on their table.  For most people the center point of the meal will be a plump Turkey that was bought at the local market. These farmed, domesticated Turkeys are vastly different from the Wild Turkeys that people see wandering through their yards.  Surprisingly, those wild turkeys are actually acting as natural pest controllers on a daily basis. 

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Real Life Vampires In Your Neighborhood This Halloween

Posted by Brian Whittemore on Oct 30, 2018 2:02:22 PM
With all the little ghouls and goblins running around your neighborhood this Halloween the scariest creatures of them all are the ones lurking silently in the bushes.
 
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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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Tick Activity on Cape Cod by Season

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jun 24, 2016 3:30:00 PM

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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 Pure Solutions on Apr 2, 2016 2:55:00 PM

American Dog Ticks and Deer Ticks are two common tick species found throughout the United States, especially in New England. Both species transmit tick-borne illnesses. Tick bite prevention starts with awareness. When you understand their behavior, seasonality, and appearance of different tick species in your local environment, you can better protect yourself and your loved ones.
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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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