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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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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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May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

DATE POSTED: May 4, 2015

Did you know that this month is Lyme Disease Awareness Month? According to an announcement made by the CDC on May 1, Lyme disease is a multisystem disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. The organism is transmitted through the bite of certain species of blacklegged ticks. Though the numbers are not out for 2014, state and local health departments reported approximately 35,000 cases…

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Deer Tick Numbers Dramatically Higher in RI

DATE POSTED: July 27, 2012

The weather in New England this summer has been a perfect storm for ticks to thrive. Deer ticks require humidity to stay alive and this summer has proved to be hot and humid. In a typical summer weather pattern, there are enough dry days to kill off a lot of the ticks but this year that is simply not the case. A URI entomologist warns us that “deer tick numbers in Rhode Island are up 80…

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What You Need To Know About Your Pets and Pests

DATE POSTED: July 7, 2012

We often talk about ways to prevent pests from harming us or our homes, but what about our beloved pets? Cats and dogs can be just as affected by the bites of fleas and ticks and now, even bed bugs. In order to protect your furry family members from being taunted by pests this summer, here are a few tips from the RI pest control experts to keep your pets safe from the threat of pests.

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Common Summer Pests in New England

DATE POSTED: June 12, 2012

Just as we get our homes opened for the spring and summer, in come the warm weather pests. Anyone who lives in the northern states of New England knows very well that our warm weather season is short lived and so it must be thoroughly enjoyed. But it’s hard to enjoy cookouts or outside activities if your home is being invaded by common summer pests such as mosquitoes, yellow jackets, ticks…

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