DATE POSTED: October 20, 2020
While fleas are most likely to become a problem for households with pets, even those who don’t have pets can get fleas. The key difference is that while fleas do bite humans they don’t hitch a ride on them. Ticks can and do latch onto both animals and humans.
DATE POSTED: August 27, 2020
Ticks are tiny creatures that feed on blood and they too can spread illnesses. Ticks can trigger Lyme disease, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, and the Heartland virus, among other possibly fatal conditions.
DATE POSTED: June 5, 2020
Have you ever walked up to a body of water and seen leeches swimming around in it? Just the sight of them is enough to prevent most people from getting in. If this was what it was like for ticks, most people would never go outside. Why? Because ticks are everywhere.
DATE POSTED: May 21, 2020
When it comes to avoiding these nefarious backyard pests, you may try to run, but you certainly can’t hide. The tick problems here in Maine are increasing. With more and more species spreading into the northern states each year, the threats related to bites and tick-borne illnesses are on a steady rise
DATE POSTED: September 27, 2019
These little pests are like a ticking time bomb ready to go off. They are carried onto properties on wildlife passing through your yard. There, they lay in wait and search for a food source—which is an animal or human. Ticks need blood to survive and to transition through their complete growth cycle.
DATE POSTED: August 28, 2019
Every year when summer begins to turn into fall, ticks can become a major issue for homeowners. But it can be easy to let down our guard and stop checking for ticks, under the false assumption that ticks are becoming less active as the weather cools down. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Now is the time of year when ticks become most active as they reach their highest population…