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Are Tick Treatments Effective?

DATE POSTED: June 25, 2018

June is here, and with it comes the warm summer weather. After a long winter (and spring), the residents of South Portland definitely won’t protest some beautiful sunshine and nice weather. However, it is important for residents of South Portland to know that with the warmer weather comes a multitude of pest threat, one of the greatest being ticks.

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Everything You Need To Know About Ticks

DATE POSTED: June 12, 2018

Tick season is officially underway and it is around this time of year that we start seeing more and more of them in our yard. As homeowners, we would do just about everything we can to try to avoid them. It’s simple…the more you know about ticks, the better chance you have of avoiding and detecting them. 

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

DATE POSTED: May 19, 2017

One of the most formidable summer pests has got to be the tick. These parasitic bugs are found all over New England feasting on our pets and, all too frequently, on us from spring right through the fall. Ticks are typically found in wooded areas, in overgrown areas, in bushes, and in fields. Essentially, this means ticks can be just about everywhere in our area. This year, thanks to a relatively…

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Tick Control And Lyme Disease

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…

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A Warm Winter Means Good News And Bad News

DATE POSTED: June 8, 2016

What? How could a warm winter be anything but good? Well, besides making things tough on the ski industry, it also has an adverse effect on illness throughout the Northeast. While low oil prices and a mild winter can do a lot to lower your energy bills, it also has a positive effect on the tick population. Here is how mild winters cause higher tick populations, and what you need to know to protect…

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Why Are There So Many Ticks In Rhode Island This Year?

DATE POSTED: May 29, 2016

If it feels like every time you turn around you're finding ticks or hearing about them, you're not imagining things. The ticks in Rhode Island are actually worse this year. Why? We'll it is simple math, really. Let's take a look. 

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