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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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Lyme Disease Continues to Spread This Season

Working in the emergency room at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh earlier this month, some very worried parents had brought in their a 6-year-old son—where they had removed a tick from his left groin 10 days ago was a red rash with a clearing center. We all knew that he had contracted Lyme disease. But I thought [...]

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Tick Season Brings These Six Diseases

By the end of March, we all just need the spring. We welcome the extra hours of daylight and milder temperatures with open arms. Unfortunately, ticks really love springtime weather too, and they’ve already started basking in its warmth all around us.This year, experts are suggesting that woods and grassy fields across the country will [...]

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Tick Infestations Kill Off Moose in New England

In northern New England, moose number about 70,000, but changing weather seems to be throwing the balance of nature off-kilter, giving an edge to one of the animal's most dangerous enemies — bloodsucking ticks.This has alarmed moose researchers, including Professor Peter Pekins, who is the chairman of the Natural Resources and Environment Department at the University [...]

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