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Lyme Disease Warning For South Portland Residents

DATE POSTED: March 23, 2018

Spring is finally coming. We’ve been waiting all winter long, daydreaming about warmer days. Spring is the time of year when we get to start enjoying our backyard again. We can enjoy having BBQ’s, playing fun games with our family, and so much more. Unfortunately, warm weather won’t be the only thing returning—ticks will be making their return to your backyard as well.  It’s important…

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Exploring Tick Dangers

DATE POSTED: November 7, 2017

While tiny in size, ticks, and other pests can pose significant dangers to humans and our pets. Understanding the dangers associated with insects and ticks can help you understand the importance of being on the lookout for them. Understanding the dangers will also encourage us to take steps to avoid contact with them.

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How Mosquito & Tick Control Works

DATE POSTED: August 15, 2017

We don't know if you've noticed or not but mosquitoes and ticks are quite plentiful here in New England. And, while we're tough enough to endure a few dozen itchy welts, and the occasional discovery of a tick sucking out our blood, these pests can actually transmit some pretty serious diseases. That is why it is important to have mosquito and tick control for our yards. Here's how (and why) it…

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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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