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Tick-Borne Dangers

DATE POSTED: June 28, 2017

If you live in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Maine, you know what Lyme disease is. This is a tick-borne disease that has earned its reputation. But Lyme is not the only disease spread by ticks. While we are focused on Lyme, we forget that these tiny bloodsuckers are also linked to Powassan disease, rickettsia parkeri, babesiosis, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, Southern tick-associated rash illness…

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Limit Your Exposure To Ticks

DATE POSTED: June 12, 2017

Before 1975, there was no such thing as Lyme disease. But, while Lyme disease is somewhat new, tick-borne diseases are not. They have been with us since the dawn of time. Well, at least as long as there have been ticks. The CDC lists 14 significant diseases associated with these bugs in the United States. They come with symptoms as simple as a fever and body aches to lifelong chronic pain and…

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

DATE POSTED: May 19, 2017

One of the most formidable summer pests has got to be the tick. These parasitic bugs are found all over New England feasting on our pets and, all too frequently, on us from spring right through the fall. Ticks are typically found in wooded areas, in overgrown areas, in bushes, and in fields. Essentially, this means ticks can be just about everywhere in our area. This year, thanks to a relatively…

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Experts Expect An Increase In Lyme Disease

DATE POSTED: March 31, 2017

Here in South Portland, we are all too aware that Lyme disease is an increasing problem. What was once a disease "other people" got, seems to be everywhere now. And, this is not an illness to take lightly. Lyme disease can cause fever, lethargy, swollen joints and lymph nodes, loss of appetite, and an overall tiredness in dogs. When it strikes people, it can lead to lifelong medical issues with…

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Mosquito & Tick Control Now?

DATE POSTED: March 17, 2017

There may still be a nip in the air, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about mosquito and tick control. We had a pretty mild winter this year. That means more ticks and mosquitoes survived. It also means we're going to start into the busy (or buzzy) season for these pests real soon. Here's what you need to know.

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Do You Know That Late Fall Is Tick Season In Maine?

DATE POSTED: November 7, 2016

If you own a dog, or like to go out hunting here in Maine, you are no doubt aware that Lyme disease is a growing problem. This is because Lyme disease is spread by contact with ticks. And, the two common ways people get exposed to ticks is by going out into the woods or having a pet bring them into the house. While fall is not technically considered "Lyme disease season," because the most common…

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