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What is the Bourbon Virus?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase Bourbon Virus? Does it make you think of an illness related to drinking too much Bourbon? While the name is deceiving, you should become aware of what the Bourbon Virus … Continue reading

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Would You Like to Know the Risk Level of Lyme Disease in Your Zip Code?

What if you could input your zip code and out would pop the percentage of ticks that tested positive for certain diseases? Well, guess what? YOU CAN! Tickreport.com lists 19 tick-borne illnesses and the percentage of ticks that tested positive … Continue reading

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Middlesex County: A Babesiosis Hot Spot?

You most definitely know what Lyme disease is if you live in Central Massachusetts. Transmitted by deer ticks, you may not have experienced Lyme directly, but the epidemic proportion to which this disease exists within our area has created broad … Continue reading

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Ticks Present Health Dangers To Humans and Animals that Go Well Beyond Lyme Disease in Central Massachusetts

As Lyme Disease gets more media attention and the public becomes more aware of it, it is important to know that there are other tick-borne diseases that have similar symptoms. These diseases can affect horses and dogs as well as … Continue reading

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Hope in Central Massachusetts: The Land of Dangerous Tick-Borne Diseases

As tick control experts we often have the unfortunate job of informing the public about newly discovered or newly arrived dangerous tick-borne diseases. Babesiosis, which is transmitted to humans by deer ticks, was on that list in the last few … 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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Babesiosis in Central Massachusetts: A Danger to Dogs & Humans

Much of the discussion about tick-borne diseases in Central Massachusetts is centered around Lyme Disease. While Lyme is certainly a worthy subject, we would be remiss to not share with you important information about other dangerous tick-borne diseases which could … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power in the Fight Against Ticks & Tick-borne Disease – 3 of our all-time favorite tick videos!

The Tick Encounter Resource Center (TERC), one of my all time favorite websites, offers some of the best information about protecting yourself from tick bites and tick-borne diseases. The Tick Encounter Resource Center from the University of Rhode Island is a leads … 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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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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