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Tick Bite

There are many types of ticks, and even more types of tick-borne disease. Most famously deer ticks spread Lyme Disease, and in recent history this has been concentrated in the Northeastern US, but no more—ticks and their diseases are spreading across the US year by year. Keep your yard tick free, be aware of the […]

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Ticks are spreading (often on migratory birds) and so Lyme Disease is spreading. Michigan is a state that has seen Lyme Disease cases go from single to triple digits this year, and vets are asking dog owners: watch for Lyme Disease symptoms. Lyme Disease isn’t so different in dogs as it is in humans, but […]

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In 2016, data revealed that Lyme Disease rates had doubled in the prior 15 years, and since 2016, those rates have continued to go up. More patients, in more parts of the US, are being diagnosed with Lyme Disease. And not just Lyme Disease but other tick borne illnesses, too, like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. […]

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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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