Category Archives: Lone Star ticks

Another Tick to Watch Out For in Lowell… and It’s a Nasty One

As if any aren’t, right? We are talking about the Lone Star tick. The Lowell Sun recently spoke with Dr. Stephen Rich, director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at UMass Amherst, where they have been collecting ticks throughout Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Central Massachusetts Faces Increasing Threat from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted fever (RMSF) is so far not as common in Massachusetts as Lyme disease. This can make it extra dangerous as physicians and patients do not readily know the risks, signs, and symptoms. Usually, RMSF is spread by … Continue reading

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Oy Vey! A New Vector of Dangerous Tick-Borne Diseases is Prevalent in Massachusetts

Because the threats we face from the plethora of deer ticks and wood ticks in Central Massachusetts wasn’t enough, we are now facing a threat from the Lone Star tick. The fast moving, disease-carrying pests are migrating to northern states, … Continue reading

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