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Ticks are common pests that are capable of transmitting serious diseases to both humans and pets. Ticks can be found hiding in grass, trees, shrubs, and leaf piles. While they cannot fly or jump, they will climb onto plants and shrubs that are low to the ground and grab a host as they walk past.......
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Once an infestation is established, it can seem impossible to keep fleas and ticks off your pets and out of your home and yard. In fact, it can take weeks or even months to get under control. Both fleas and ticks live on animals’ skin and feed on their blood. Flea larvae is found in......
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A tick-borne disease is any disease that is passed to humans through a tick bite. While each tick-borne disease is different, most of them have a few symptoms in common including fever, chills, aches, pain, and a rash. Ticks survive by feeding on blood from both humans and animals. When they consume blood that is......
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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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As we move into the summer season, people are spending more and more time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Unfortunately, this means more exposure to ticks and the diseases that they can transmit. Some common tick-borne diseases to be aware of include: Anaplasmosis WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS:  Symptoms typically show up within 1......
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Getting rid of fleas and ticks when the summer heats up can be challenging. Fleas especially thrive in hot, humid temperatures. And once your home is infested, it can take several flea and tick treatments over a few months to get rid of them. Here’s what you can do to prevent fleas and ticks in......
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