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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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The Downside Of A Warm Winter

DATE POSTED: May 6, 2016

You may have noticed that we had a warmer than usual winter this year. While it is nice to not have to shovel as much snow or pay through the nose for heating costs, there is actually a downside to a warm winter. As it turns out, we're not the only ones who like winter to be warm. Ticks do too. Here's what you need to know. 

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Ticks This Spring In Providence, RI

DATE POSTED: May 29, 2015

There was a time when most people didn't think much about ticks. It was just another bug looking to bite us and draw out some blood. But as human populations have increased, and bug populations have worked to keep up, pest-related illness has risen as well. Each year we see more news stories of families battling ticks and hear more horror stories of people battling with Lyme disease. So, what can…

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