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June 30, 2016

The Life Cycle of Ticks

These tiny pests can put a huge damper on an otherwise amazing summer day. Nothing can cause panic quite as much as running your fingers through your hair only to feel one of these minute pests firmly burrowed into your skin. Though ticks compete with mosquitoes for the summer’s biggest nuisance award, they only pose a threat during specific times of the season here in New England

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March 14, 2016

Lyme Disease: Protecting Your Outside Staff From Ticks

employee tick protectionIf your business has outdoor areas or requires employees to perform outdoor work, they may be at risk for tick bites. Tick bites irritate the skin and can be a gateway for disease, the most prevalent of which is Lyme disease. Before sending your employees or even your customers outside, be aware of the dangers of Lyme disease and how you can prevent it from spreading to those involved in your business.

An estimated 300,000 Lyme disease infections occur each year. People living in New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the Upper Midwest are at the greatest risk. People call Lyme disease the Great Imitator because its symptoms can mimic several other diseases. As a result, it is easy to misdiagnose, which means it is often mistreated. Lyme disease can affect any organ in the body, including the heart and the brain. Patients with Lyme disease suffer from fever, joint and muscle aches, headaches, and fatigue.

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