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5 Things South Portland Parents Need To Teach Kids About Ticks

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. 

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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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Exploring Tick Dangers

DATE POSTED: November 7, 2017

While tiny in size, ticks, and other pests can pose significant dangers to humans and our pets. Understanding the dangers associated with insects and ticks can help you understand the importance of being on the lookout for them. Understanding the dangers will also encourage us to take steps to avoid contact with them.

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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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