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Lyme Disease from Ticks Shows Dramatic Growth in all 50 States

08-27-2018

Lyme Disease from Ticks Shows Dramatic Growth in all 50 States

Earlier this May, the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) study, published in Vital Signs revealed that reports of vector-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and West Nile had tripled from 2004 to 2016. Now, in August,...

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Jurassic Park Ticks Plaguing Dinosaurs? Never Before Found: Mummified Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk and Trapped in Amber

06-18-2018

Jurassic Park Ticks Plaguing Dinosaurs? Never Before Found: Mummified Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk and Trapped in Amber

Back in the prehistoric day, a hapless tick, probably clinging to a hairy-legged, tree-climbing dinosaur met its untimely demise in the snare of a spider's web. Wrapped in silk, as a precaution or to save as a snack, the tick's attempt to escape...

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Ticks: A Major concern for Pets and Pet Owners

05-23-2016

Ticks: A Major concern for Pets and Pet Owners

Reported cases of tick-related diseases have been on the rise in recent years. This has put local veterinarians and pet owners on high alert. And rightly so; researchers in Florida say the U.S. will see more than 300,000 new cases of...

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What Happened at Bug Fest

08-14-2015

What Happened at Bug Fest

You will never find more people so enthusiastic about bugs anywhere else other than bug fest, and that is because the Academy of Natural Science really gets some of the best people to help run it. The whole idea of bug fest is to take creepy...

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Allergic Attacks from Bugs: The Basics

06-09-2015

Allergic Attacks from Bugs: The Basics

Allergic Attacks from Bugs: The Basics A quarter of allergic reactions come from bug bites. Some of us just don't react well to what are benign encounters for the majority of people. Other allergies are the result of food (about half) or drug...

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Tips to keep household pets free from the health risks of blood-sucking pests

05-11-2015

Tips to keep household pets free from the health risks of blood-sucking pests

Hulett Environmental Services offers tips to keep household pets free from the health risks of blood-sucking pests  With the return of warm weather, everyone wants to spend more time outdoors—including household pets such as dogs and cats. Like...

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Prevent a Tick Infestation

06-04-2014

Prevent a Tick Infestation

The most effective ways to prevent a tick encounter include: Landscape your yard. Keep grass cut low and remove weeds, woodpiles and debris. Ticks are found in high grass, and yards with shrubbery. Protect your skin. Wear long pants,...

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