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Why South Portland Homeowners Trust Big Blue Bug Solutions For Summer Tick Control

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…

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Lyme Disease Awareness In South Portland

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…

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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…

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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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Experts Expect An Increase In Lyme Disease

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…

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