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Ticks

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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Your pets are probably just as excited for summer as you are—more time outside, walks with you, and new places and friends to smell. But there are plenty of dangers during the summer months, most of which just require a little prevention. Especially if your pet is people to you, make sure you’re doing everything […]

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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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Hike Safely this Summer

April 5, 2018

When you’re feeling like taking in the sights of nature, a hike is the perfect idea. Just make sure you’re prepared, in addition to checking off the obvious like being physically up for it, aware of bears, and packing food and water, watch out for the unseen: ticks. Lurking in tall grass, and on cute […]

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