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Archive for June 2018

Several Things to Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes outnumber humans on our planet. It’s said there are more than 100 trillion mosquitoes from several thousand different species living on Earth. And the blood that mosquitoes suck from us creates even more mosquitoes. The females bite and the blood they get provides the protein that mosquito eggs need to develop. Mosquitoes are attracted […]

Do Deer Spread Tick Diseases?

The black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick, does not always cause Lyme disease. In fact, the odds of getting Lyme disease from an individual deer tick bite are quite low. It’s been reported that even in tick-ridden areas, less than five percent of bites result in an infection. In addition, you will not […]

When Are Ticks Most Active?

Ticks, which are as tiny as a sesame seed, can be active any time the temperature is above freezing. They are most active from March to the middle of May, and from the middle of August to November. Both baby ticks and adult ticks can transmit Lyme disease. As winters are getting warmer because of […]