DATE POSTED: July 11, 2019
We are deep in the heart of tick season here in New England. Unfortunately, we live in one of the most heavily infested areas of ticks in the country. There is no need to hibernate all summer, though. There are preventions steps you can take before ticks invade your yard and measures you can take before being active outside to prevent ticks.
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…
DATE POSTED: July 13, 2016
Let's be honest. Lyme disease is scary. In its early stage, it can produce flu-like symptoms such as chills, fevers, body aches, headaches, and fatigue. None of these are fun to have. But where this disease gets really scary is in later stages. If Lyme disease goes untreated or misdiagnosed, it can lead to lifelong illness. This is a disease that attacks the nervous system and the brain. It can…