Category Archives: Ticks in Central Mass

Preventing tick-borne disease saves lives and saves money

Often, when we think about the cost of Lyme Disease, we think about the cost of antibiotic treatments and the cost of doctor visits to get tested. We also know that the severe cases incur the cost of hospitalization. While … Continue reading

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What exactly is a tick “blood meal” and can all blood meals make you sick?

Ticks take their blood meal from their hosts such as animals, birds and us.  When ticks take their blood meal from a host, they may leave their host with debilitating infections.  Female ticks will take 3 such blood meals and … Continue reading

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Fall Is The Best Time To Eliminate Ticks And Mosquitoes in MA

Summer is officially over, kids are back in school, winter is coming, so it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and forget about ticks and mosquitoes, right?  Not exactly.  Ticks and mosquitoes are doing their own planning.  In short, they’re planning … Continue reading

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Break the 2-year life cycle of ticks on your Central MA property

You might think the fall is the end of tick season and that you will soon be protected from tick bites with the approaching colder weather.  If so, you are partially correct.  Ticks will begin to go dormant in weather … Continue reading

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Is Your Tick Bite Infected? If You’re Concerned about Lyme Disease in Central Mass, Read More.

Not all ticks carry infections.  Many areas of the US don’t have a serious tick problem.  Unfortunately, Central MA is not one of them.  Ticks can carry more than one infection, which are often associated with the tick species.  Our … Continue reading

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State Senator Richard Ross Has First Hand Experience With Lyme Disease

Senator Richard Ross is working to make sure the residents of Central Massachusetts are staying informed and better protected from Lyme Disease.  As someone who contracted Lyme Disease himself, he knows how quickly the disease can be debilitating. Recent articles … Continue reading

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Think There Might Be Fewer Ticks In The Summer? Maybe We Just Don’t See Them…

You may think a harsh winter means fewer ticks in the summer.  Since ticks are small, they don’t look very hardy.  They can’t control their temperature, so a very cold winter as we had last season means fewer ticks, right?  … 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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Fire? Flush? Alcohol? How To Properly Dispose Of A Tick

Listening to people discuss their method for disposing of ticks can range from hilarious to frightening.  If you’ve heard these discussions, you may begin to ask yourself if others feel about ticks the same way they feel about werewolves or … Continue reading

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