DATE POSTED: July 13, 2016
Let's be honest. Lyme disease is scary. In its early stage, it can produce flu-like symptoms such as chills, fevers, body aches, headaches, and fatigue. None of these are fun to have. But where this disease gets really scary is in later stages. If Lyme disease goes untreated or misdiagnosed, it can lead to lifelong illness. This is a disease that attacks the nervous system and the brain. It can…
DATE POSTED: June 8, 2016
What? How could a warm winter be anything but good? Well, besides making things tough on the ski industry, it also has an adverse effect on illness throughout the Northeast. While low oil prices and a mild winter can do a lot to lower your energy bills, it also has a positive effect on the tick population. Here is how mild winters cause higher tick populations, and what you need to know to protect…
DATE POSTED: May 29, 2016
If it feels like every time you turn around you're finding ticks or hearing about them, you're not imagining things. The ticks in Rhode Island are actually worse this year. Why? We'll it is simple math, really. Let's take a look.
DATE POSTED: May 6, 2016
You may have noticed that we had a warmer than usual winter this year. While it is nice to not have to shovel as much snow or pay through the nose for heating costs, there is actually a downside to a warm winter. As it turns out, we're not the only ones who like winter to be warm. Ticks do too. Here's what you need to know.
DATE POSTED: April 27, 2016
When you think of dangerous insects or animals, you may be tempted to think that Maine lucked out, since we don't have any deadly spiders or poisonous snakes to speak of. Sure, there is the Maine black bear, which you probably wouldn't want to run into on a forest trail, but as for creatures found in or around our Maine homes, there aren't any that are particularly dangerous. Or are there?
DATE POSTED: April 20, 2016
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy once described the four seasons of Canada as, "Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction." The same can be said of Maine. Although some would find a way to throw black fly season in there as well. Only in Maine could "black fly" be a season. But spring has sprung and we Mainers take full advantage of this time of year when the snow is behind us and the…