Posts tagged with: tick prevention

If you own pets, there is always a concern for fleas and ticks. These pests, however, aren’t just limited to pet owners. They can also be brought into your home by infested wildlife (deer, rodents, etc), on used furniture, rugs, and more. Fleas are the most common external parasite of dogs and cats. Ticks are......
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STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness) is a rash that is similar in appearance to that of Lyme disease that manifests following the bite of a lonestar tick. The incidence of STARI is increasing in areas where the lone star tick is prevalent. So what do you need to know about STARI? What causes it? What......
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a tickborne disease spread through the bite of ticks infected with the Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria. It is the most serious tickborne disease in the United States. RMSF is a seasonal disease with most cases reported between the months of April and September. RMSF can be deadly to humans if not treated early and with the correct antibiotic treatment....
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The warmer weather of the summer brings most of us outside to enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately these warmer temperatures and increased humidity also provide the ideal conditions for fleas and ticks to survive and reproduce. As we spend more and more time outdoors, so do our pets – putting them at increased risk for picking......
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