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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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Deer Tick Genome Map: The Beginning of New Defenses Against Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases

For ten years entomologist, Catherine Hill at Purdue University and a team of 93 scientists from 46 institutions around the world have been studying ticks in effort to combat the dangerous tick-borne diseases that afflict thousands of people and animals … Continue reading

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6 Strategies NOT to Employ for Protecting Your Dog From Ticks in Central Massachusetts

Are you spending your evening picking ticks off of your dog, despite applying a monthly tick preventative? The truth about veterinarian prescribed tick control for your dogs is that it is not 100% effective. Especially for Central Massachusetts residence, where … Continue reading

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Central Massachusetts Winters are NOT a Tick-Free Season

While we’ve recently enjoyed a few unseasonably warm days in Central Mass, I find myself thinking about the misconception that the ticks “are out”. The reality about ticks, specifically black-legged or deer ticks is that they don’t require the warmest … 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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Lyme Disease declared an epidemic by Massachusetts state health officials

Lyme Disease in Massachusetts has reached epic proportions. So much so that the state has declared it an epidemic. Sounds scary right? Well, it is, and it isn’t. In Massachusetts we’ve had the frequency of human cases go up over … Continue reading

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Three Easiest Tips For Getting Rid Of Ticks

The University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center is a great resource.  We wanted to share their top 3 easiest ones that anyone can do, no excuses. In a page titled, TickSmart ™ Tips for TickSafe Living!, 5 tips were … 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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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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