Category Archives: tick education

Central Mass Deer Ticks, Deer Ticks & More Deer Ticks: But Lyme is Not the Only Concern

Lyme disease is at epidemic proportions in Massachusetts, but there are other dangers lurking within the bite of a deer tick. We’ve briefly mentioned some rare but dangerous tick-borne diseases, giving more attention to some than others. It has come … Continue reading

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Why is it so Darn Difficult to Remove a Tick?

Living in Central Massachusetts, Tewksbury residents certainly know a thing or two about deer ticks. Tick populations are at epic proportions, making us experts in finding and removing ticks whether we like it or not. As we all know, deer … Continue reading

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Ticks in Massachusetts will do anything but jump to get their next blood meal

Deer ticks are fascinatingly smart about how they find their next food source. They don’t crawl into your Central Mass home, sneak into your bed and wait for you at night. They don’t climb above your swing set and jump … Continue reading

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The Role Of Rodents In The Spread Of Lyme Disease – Deer Aren’t The Only Villains

Deer get a bad rap in any discussion about Lyme Disease.  Even the tick that carries Lyme Disease is often called the Deer Tick.  The fact is deer don’t ever get Lyme Disease and don’t directly pass it on to … Continue reading

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Considering Lyme Disease And Its Human And Social Cost

When we consider the cost of a disease such as Lyme Disease, we usually think about the cost of treating the disease.  The cost of medical services, lab tests, diagnostic services, drug costs and the cost of rehabilitation services can … Continue reading

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What Dog Lovers Need To Know About Ticks On Dogs

The months of May through July see the highest number of diagnosed Lyme Disease cases in dogs.  Although Lyme Disease is diagnosed all year long in dogs, there is one primary reason spring and summer see the most cases.  During this … Continue reading

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Our top 3 favorite educational videos from a one-to-watch source

If you are trying to read up on ticks here in Central Mass and Lyme Disease, you have your work cut out for you. There are hundreds of great resources. Follow this blog for regular, short informational posts about Lyme … Continue reading

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