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Get Ticks Checked

June 17, 2019

Hopefully, you’re already doing a tick check after you spend time outdoors. What happens if you find a tick bite? You should send it in, and if you live in Pennsylvania (which has the highest number of Lyme Disease cases nationally) you can get it tested for free. If you find a tick bite, your […]

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It’s not just tick season, it’s tiny tick season. It’s important to subdivide tick season to reflect the stages ticks go through, so everyone knows what to check for: and right now, they’re tiny! The size of a poppy seed, early season ticks can resemble a mole, dirt, or just go overlooked entirely. While people […]

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People who live in areas of the country already known for ticks and Lyme Disease have a good idea what’s up when tick season begins; you need to start watching for bites, vague viral symptoms, and keeping your yard clear of wild animals and long grass. But ticks are spreading coast to coast, new viruses […]

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Winter wasn’t consistently cold enough this year to kill off ticks, so an average to above average tick season is expected (depending on where you live). Ticks are everywhere, and ticks carrying Lyme Disease specifically are in more than half of US counties. Other regions carry other tick diseases, some related to Lyme Disease, others […]

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Last year, more diseases from tick bites were reported than ever. While it’s possible that warmer winters (which cause tick populations to boom) and an expanding tick territory are responsible, it’s also possible that awareness has gone up in recent years causing doctors and patients to report more incidents of tick bites and related diseases. […]

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