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This State Reports the Most Cases of Lyme Disease

Pennsylvania has reported the most Lyme Disease cases for 10 consecutive years; and 2016 topped over 12,000 cases alone according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.There were 9000 cases in Pennsylvania in 2015. “Temperature-wise, it’s right, geography is right, and the difficulty is not always knowing that you have been bitten by that [...]

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Pennsylvania Deer Test Positive For Chronic Wasting Disease

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced Friday a captive deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first new case in a captive deer farm since 2014.The 4-year-old deer was harvested from a hunting preserve in Franklin County in November. Samples from the animal tested positive for CWD at the [...]

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January is Train Your Dog Month

Bringing home a new puppy is similar to bringing home a newborn baby. It isn't a walk in the park; and it can present challenges that you were not prepared for when you first saw those adoring puppy eyes. This is why The Association of Professional Dog Trainers designates January to be Train Your Dog [...]

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Strategies for Winter Garden Protection

It's a new year; and what better way to move forward than with a well-cared-for organic vegetable garden? Eating organically isn't just good for you and your family; but it is good for your pocket book. By growing your own vegetables and fruits, you are turning a hobby into a daily lifestyle. Did you know [...]

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Here's Why You Need Fixed Knot Fencing

Fixed Knot Fence, also known as Solid Lock fencing, are built with solid strands of wire that help increase the strength of the fence and posts. Farmers choose Fixed Knot Fencing for livestock control and to keep-in large farm animals including cattle, bison, horses, llamas, and even sheep. Our fixed knot deer fence rolls are [...]

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Pest Management Techniques To Use This Winter

You remember the termite problems from Summer? Well, that was nothing compared to what can occur in the wintertime. Don't think just because it's cold outside, rodents will flee from your home; because in fact, they will gravitate toward the inside to seek warmth and shelter. Along with insect infestations, your home may see an [...]

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States With The Most Reported Tick-Borne Illnesses in Pets

Fact: There are over 899 species of ticks wandering throughout the world including the Black-legged Tick, Lone Star Tick, and the American Dog Tick. Ticks stay alive by attaching themselves to warm-blooded hosts - a human, deer or dog; and they all have a 50% chance of carrying bacterium diseases. Some states have reported more [...]

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About the Lone Star Tick

There are over 899 species of ticks scattered throughout the world in search of the same goal: a warm-blooded host. Black-legged deer ticks, for example, reach out to warm-blooded hosts including deer and humans or bury themselves under leaves in the wintertime to seek shelter and comfort. As we mentioned in the Deerbusters blog, deer [...]

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Deer Control in Gardens This Winter

As we close November, you may be noticing changes in both foliage and temperature. The leaves have already turned from vibrant green to rustic shades of red; and their may even be snow on the ground. Deer are standing out more behind trees without leaves to camouflage them. While they are actively searching for food, [...]

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You Think Tick Season Ends When Winter Comes? Think Again

Ticks remain most active when temperatures are above 45 degrees Fahrenheit; but they do not go away in the winter, nor do they die because of the cold. Depending on the species, and stage of life of the tick, they become dormant or latch on to their host - like a warm-blooded human or deer. [...]

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