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Ticks are booming coast to coast and around the globe. In the US, only the islands aren’t experiencing a boom in ticks—and with new communities suddenly exposed, spreading awareness is more important than ever. Ticks aren’t being tracked as well as mosquitoes. The threat of Zika, Yellow Fever, Dengue, West Nile Virus, and a host […]

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Ticks carrying Lyme Disease are found in more counties every summer, and a few years ago we passed the point where more than half of US counties now have Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is spreading in other ways, too. In Connecticut, disease testing is revealing higher numbers of ticks carrying Lyme Disease—about 10% more than […]

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While you may be focused on the tick explosion that’s expected for the summer—bringing with it Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses—there’s another tick related matter you should be aware of: the arrival of the East Asian Tick. So far, it’s been found on two farms–one in Virginia, and one in New Jersey. But […]

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The CDC issued a new report this week citing the large increase in vectorborne illnesses, in other words, illnesses from ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects. Since 2004, tick borne illnesses doubled (mostly Lyme Disease cases), with indications that the number of people infected was actually underreported (meaning there’s evidence it more than doubled). While the […]

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For years, people in (or going to) the Northeast were warned about ticks: to watch for them after hiking, and to watch for a bullseye rash, the tell-tale sign of Lyme Disease. But we know so much more about ticks and Lyme Disease now, and there are new ticks and tick borne illnesses emerging that […]

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