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Keep these loathsome little bloodsuckers off of you
Ticks emerge in force in the spring, decrease in number during the heat of the summer, and often make a resurgence in the fall. If you’ll be walking through tall grasses and foliage, don’...
Don't believe the old wives tales
A walk through the woods or even playing in the yard could expose you to ticks. They can be harmful, but it’s important to understand the facts – and the myths about them in order to...
Plus, the right way!
If your pet brings home a tiny hitchhiker clinging to its fur after a romp in the woods this summer, don’t panic. Although ticks can transmit many different diseases to both humans and pets,...
Lyme disease has now become one of the fastest growing epidemics. The CDC estimates 300,000 cases a year in the U.S. Here are a few good things to know in order to stay protected.
10. Ticks crawl up. Ticks don't jump, fly, or drop from trees onto your head and back. If you find one attached there, it most likely latched onto your foot or leg and crawled up over your entire...
Ticks pose serious health risks. Here are tips for staying safe.
Sunshine and flowers are especially welcome in the spring, as well as hiking, gardening, picnicking, and simply enjoying the great outdoors. Spring is also tick season—which means increased...
Ticks are more than a nuisance; they can make you sick. Keep your family safe from ticks by understanding their habitat and how to prevent them from finding you.
Radio interview source: Ken Holscher, Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Growing up on a farm means you deal with...
Check yourself!
40,000 cases of lyme disease are documented in the U.S. every year. Warmer winters and fewer rodents make it worse because ticks need to look for other hosts - us! Here are some tick-prevention...
TriForce is an innovative, pest control product that provides triple-threat protection against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for dogs and cats.
The summer months can be a problem time for Lyme disease. Woody and grassy areas on your acreage provide an ideal habitat for ticks. Not only are you at risk, but so is your pet. "Humans, dogs...