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Rare Foot Rot Disease In Deer

An unusual type of contagious foot disease may be affecting Kansas’ deer population at a higher than average rate, and the cause isn’t yet known.Tim Donges, president of the Quality Deer Management Association’s Bluestem branch, said reports of foot rot have been coming in at an alarming rate in recent weeks. As a result, the [...]

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Deerbusters Announces Cat Fence End Systems

Both corner and end systems are used to strengthen the fence structure. Corner systems need to be as straight as possible for stability; while end systems are used whenever an installer is stopping, or ending, a run of fencing. It's important to note that the vertical line posts are not included in the corner system [...]

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Deer Trapped In Furniture Store, Causes Damage

An officer with the Saginaw Township Police Department climbs through a broken window at Godwin's Furniture & Mattress, 6225 State, Thursday morning, July 27, 2017. A deer broke through the window and became trapped in the store. (Michael Kransz, MLive.com )Perhaps the deer was tired and needed a bed to rest her little doe [...]

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Deerbusters Introduces New Cat Fence Accessories

New Product Release!Cat Fence Corners Systems for Kitty Corral Cat Fence Systems. Corners support the weight on two sides of a fence; so, both sides need to be as straight as possible and strong. (Stability is key.) This is why Deerbusters has released cat fence corner systems for 6' and 7.5' Kitty Corral Cat Fence Kits. [...]

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Hey Gardeners - Start Thinking About Fall Gardening

Next time you are basking in the sun, start thinking about what seeds you want to plant in fall. Summer is considered peak season for a vegetable garden; but Fall is my favorite season to have an organic garden. There are many reasons to plant for fall such as the temperatures are milder (more enjoyable [...]

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The Powassan Virus Spreads Through New York

Following the death last month of a Gansevoort man who contracted Powassan virus from a tick, a second Saratoga County resident has been hospitalized with the rare disease and a third is suspected of being infected, according to the state Health Department.The patient with the suspected case has been released from medical treatment, health officials [...]

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Tracking Ticks? There's An App For That

Experts at the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) in France launched a tick alert app on iOS and Android this week, to track the spread of tick cases and reduce the risk and spread of Lyme Disease among other tick-borne cases. At this time, the app is only available in French"Together, we can [...]

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Powassan Virus Kills Albany, NY Man

ALBANY, N.Y. - An Albany, N.Y. man has died from a rare virus he got from a tick bite and his daughter is warning others about the danger.He died from the Powassan virus, a more serious illness than Lyme Disease, that can cause brain swelling and death.A deer tick can pass it to a person [...]

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Tick Bourbon Virus Claims a Life

Recently, Deerbusters discussed a rare tick disease called the Bourbon Virus that has made headlines in Missouri and New York. Little is known about the tick virus that was first discovered in 2014. Today, we learn that 58-year-old Tamela Wilson, a Missouri woman, has died from the disease. Wilson is the first confirmed case in [...]

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Rabbit Damage in Gardens

Let's be real: floppy-eared rabbits are adorable with their bushy tails and their cute twitching noses.  But when you look beyond their features, you notice that rabbits are destructive critters that cause crop damage throughout the year to both farms and gardens. You may notice small pea-sized droppings around your plants that may indicate that [...]

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