DATE POSTED: November 30, 2021
Mosquitoes and fleas are not the only blood-feeding pests found in Maine. These parasitic ‘questers’ are active all year round – even during the harsh Maine winter! Ticks are dangerous species of arachnids that feed on warm-blooded mammals to survive. These pests are generally considered ‘seasonal’ and only active during the spring and summer months. However, this is far from true.
DATE POSTED: August 27, 2021
We want you to know when you are at risk of a tick bite and how to best avoid and deal with these potentially dangerous arachnids. Let’s start by where you are most likely to find a tick here in Southern Maine.
DATE POSTED: June 25, 2021
In addition to feeding on the blood of humans, ticks also feed on the blood of many different animals. As such, they have been known to spread a number of harmful, bloodborne illnesses as they feed on the host to host.
DATE POSTED: March 15, 2021
Because ticks feed on the blood of a variety of animals, they can transmit harmful bloodborne diseases. However, not every tick bite results in a disease or infection.
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.