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Message To Everyone: Do Not Disturb Wildlife

HARRISBURG — Whether in their back yards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year.While some young animals might appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely their mothers are watching over them from somewhere nearby.So when encountering young deer, birds, raccoons or other [...]

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Child Temporarily Paralyzed After Tick Bite

Published Originally On May 19, 2017 By Fox NewsA mother in Oregon shared an alarming video of her young daughter struggling to stand after she was unknowingly bit by a tick, and the footage has since gone viral on Facebook. Amanda Lewis, who lives in eastern Oregon with her husband, Lantz, their their daughter. Evelyn, [...]

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Michigan Confirms Lyme Disease Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICH. - Livingston County health officials say a deer tick carrying Lyme disease was discovered by a county resident last week, and they are warning residents to take steps to prevent tick bites."We can definitively say Lyme disease has been discovered in the county," Chelsea Moxlow, a spokesperson for Livingston County Health Department, [...]

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Worse States For Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a horrible tick illness that starts with a tick bite. There are over 900 tick species worldwide with numerous tick-borne diseases including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, STARI and Lyme Disease, the most common type of tick-borne illness. Some states are worse-off than others - perhaps due to climate and scenery; but these are [...]

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New Deer Tick Virus Worse Than Lyme Disease

As if Lyme disease isn't troubling enough, a more serious tick-borne disease may be emerging, experts warn. Powassan virus, which is a far rarer and more deadly pathogen than the bacterium that produces Lyme, is also transmitted by the deer tick. The [...]

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is an observance month in May that raises funds for research of Lyme, educational opportunities and organized events. May is the heart of tick season; and it's important to get the facts about ticks and Lyme Disease. Here are top 10 facts about Lyme Disease:1) Lyme Disease is a bacterial disease caused [...]

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5 DIY Deer Repellent Recipes

Deer are beautiful and graceful creatures, but if they get into your garden, they could destroy all of your hard work. That’s why Deerbusters carries an array of deer repellents and deer sprays for the average gardener to manage risk in the garden. We know gardeners like to do things themselves; so, we’ve come up [...]

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4 Jumping Deer Die After Fall Off PA Bridge

Story originally posted in the York Dispatch.April 22, 2017: MEYERSDALE, Pa. - State game commission officials are investigating the deaths of four deer that jumped from a new bridge in western Pennsylvania.The (Somerset) Daily American reports that the bucks fell to their deaths from a bridge being built for the new section of Route 219 [...]

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Pennsylvania Leads 2017 Lyme Disease Cases

YORK, PA. -- Now that spring is here, more people may be exploring the outdoors.However, the warm winter may have brought out an unwanted visitor, the black-legged tick, which is also known as the deer tick.There are a few things people can be on the lookout for when you're headed outdoors, but you don't always [...]

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Tick Activity Increases in NE Pennsylvania

On a springlike day in late February, Shannon Cantner’s daughter, Emma, visited friends in the Newton/Ransom area, taking advantage of the 60-degree warmth to romp in the woods.Although Emma is only 5, she is well-schooled in the need for a “tick check” when she comes in from the outdoors, her mother said. “You might get one [...]

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