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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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How to Remove a Tick: Myths, Old Wives’ Tales and Central Mass Home Remedies Debunked

Have you ever taken a match to a tick that was biting you? What happened? With tick season upon us, are you prepared to deal with ticks should you have the unfortunate experience of having one latch on to you or … 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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What Do Frank Sinatra and Ticks Have In Common?

I’m sure Sinatra wasn’t thinking of ticks when he sang I’ve Got You Under My Skin.  The song does express, however, how a host’s body reacts to their bite. Barbed mouth parts to get a strong hold You probably know … Continue reading

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