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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they don’t have to take the fun out of your outdoor …


6 Diseases Ticks Are Spreading Besides Lyme

When you hear the word "tick," you probably think Lyme disease. But it turns out that ticks spread several diseases in addition to Lyme that the federal Centers for Disease Control are worried about. …


13 Clever Camping Hacks to Make the Outdoors More Fun

Camping is a fun way to step out of social media and get back in touch with the Great Outdoors. Unfortunately, some equate camping with incredibly heavy packs, hoards of bloodthirsty mosquitos, and di…


Tips for Tackling Ticks

One run in with a tick could result in a tickborne illness like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain fever. May through June is prime tick season, but there are some things you can do to lower your chances…


Natural Pet Care for Fleas, Ticks, Bath Time and More

Our human lives are full of choices. We often obsess over the ingredients in the lotions we buy and search for the safest cleaning products for our home. Our pets, on the other hand, live a largely ch…


Why Is Lyme Disease Not Just Tick-Borne Anymore?

  Some experts feel that almost everyone has been exposed to Lyme disease and may have it in one way, shape or form. Whether that's true or not is up for debate, but clearly there are those…


Devastating New Infection From Ticks

Anyone familiar with the effects of Lyme disease knows how life-changing it can be. Now a new potentially devastating infection caused by tick bites is beginning to spread in the Lower Hudson Vall…


The Best Green Ways to Rid Your Yard of Ticks and Mosquitoes

I went about writing this article as if I were researching tick and mosquito abatement I would consider doing myself. For something I would buy myself, it has to be non-toxic, and because I am well-r…


Natural Flea and Tick Control

What are your options for flea and tick control if you do not wish to use sprays, pills, or injections? Several healthy alternatives exist. • Apply herbal flea powder “sparingly” to your pet’s coat. …


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