Tick-Borne Diseases Of The United States

For residents in the Northeast, the end of winter typically means fixing up your yard for gatherings with family and friends while resuming outdoor pursuits, such as visiting local parks and hiking wooded trails surrounding the area. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures mean an increase in the risk of encountering ticks, which are plentiful after the relatively mild winter our region experienced. …

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The 411 About Tick Bites

Both the climate and the topography of the Delaware Valley make it a draw for people who enjoy getting out in nature. While the forests and rivers lure campers, hikers, and others throughout the year, these factors also make this location an ideal home for a variety of different types of pests. Among these, ticks are one of the smallest …

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Ticks During Winter Months

Ticks are considered arachnids which places them in the same family as spiders. And like spiders, they can be poisonous to humans. Unlike spiders, however, ticks are classified differently based on their method of consumption. They are considered ectoparasites because they attach themselves to the exterior of a host’s body and draw nutrients from the host’s blood. Additionally, there are …

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What to do When Ticks Infest Your Home

When you think of tick bites, people often think of them as kind of a hiker’s malady. You are traipsing through the brush, the mountains and trails when a rogue tick hitchhikes onto your pant leg and slowly creeps its way to an exposed area of skin. Though this is a common way people get ticks, did you know you …

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Things to Know about Ticks

Ticks are small parasites classed as arachnids (like spiders and mites). They live by sucking blood from living things and are usually found in warm, humid climates. They are either Soft ticks (Argasidae) or hard ticks (Ixodidae). The adults have pear-shaped bodies and eight legs. There are four stages (egg, larva, nymph, and adult) in the life cycle and are …

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