DATE POSTED: September 27, 2019
These little pests are like a ticking time bomb ready to go off. They are carried onto properties on wildlife passing through your yard. There, they lay in wait and search for a food source—which is an animal or human. Ticks need blood to survive and to transition through their complete growth cycle.
DATE POSTED: August 28, 2019
Every year when summer begins to turn into fall, ticks can become a major issue for homeowners. But it can be easy to let down our guard and stop checking for ticks, under the false assumption that ticks are becoming less active as the weather cools down. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Now is the time of year when ticks become most active as they reach their highest population numbers!
DATE POSTED: May 18, 2018
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month throughout our nation. It is an awareness campaign devoted to promoting Lyme disease awareness and the prevention of this debilitating disease. Lyme disease awareness is very important since there has been a rapidly growing number of reported cases of Lyme disease each year in our country. During the month of May, we can help to educate everyone, both young and…
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…
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…
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…