"There is a lot of hype surrounding ticks and how dangerous they are, and unfortunately, much of the hype is true. Though tiny, a tick bite can do major damage. Ticks are very dangerous and spread serious diseases; they are parasitic pests that feed on the blood of a wide range of different hosts including people and our pets. Understanding just how dangerous they can be is important, and taking…"
"With all of the reported cases of tick-borne illnesses lately, it’s hard not worry about ticks in our own backyards. Ticks aren’t just causing Lyme disease anymore, there are more than 10 different diseases that can be transmitted to humans by the blacklegged tick alone. The most common in humans are; anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Lyme and the Powassan virus. Common diseases from tick bites in…"
"Ticks seem to have taken top headlines in the news this year. The mild winter across the country, and particularly along the East Coast, has allowed ticks to remain alive and somewhat active throughout the entire year. This means that there were more ticks than usual as spring began – more ticks to breed, and more ticks to bite! The result has been a sort of tick explosion, or tick apocalypse of…"