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June 8, 2018

Tick Check: How To Keep Family & Pets Safe This Summer

Picnics, watermelons, sunny days, and lazy afternoon - these are some of the most enjoyable summertime features that New Englanders look forward to all through the long, cold winter. But along with the warm weather and sunshine also come the re-emergence of ticks, and that can put a serious damper on the fun if not handled correctly.

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April 14, 2017

7 Tips To Keep Ticks Away This Spring

Thanks to a warmer than average winter and a spring ahead that’s expected to be both cool and wet, it’s looking more and more like the upcoming spring season is going to feature some pretty large tick populations. This will likely have far-reaching effects, figuring into everything from outdoor sports schedules to animal protection all across the Northeast.

For homeowners living in these affected areas, dealing with a boom in the tick population can be tough, and even downright dangerous - especially considering just how many folks get sick from tick-borne diseases every year.

Luckily, we’ve been at this for a while, and we know a few tips to keep ticks at bay in the warm months ahead. Here’s a look at what you can do to keep ticks from feasting on you, your family, and your pets through the spring.

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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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February 29, 2016

Get Ready For Tick Season With These Simple Tips

tips for dealing with ticksTicks may not invade homes, but it's still important to be aware of them as the weather begins to warm up this season. Ticks can carry a variety of infectious diseases, so it's critical to check your clothing, gear, and body every time you return from the outdoors in order to remove any ticks before they bite you. Knowing how ticks find their host, how to protect yourself, and how to educate others are the among the most important steps in preventing uncomfortable extractions and illnesses. Here are our three top tips for staying safe this tick season:

1. Perform Daily Tick Checks

As simple as it sounds, performing daily skin checks is a way to learn which parts of the body ticks most often attach to, what type of ticks live in your area, and if any ticks are getting through your preventive measures.

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