ticks

How to repel deer ticks

Locavore Blog: A Solution to Deer Tick Worries

One of the main differences between city life and country life is the abundance of time I now spend outside. In the winter, we’re outside cross country skiing and ice skating, building snowmen, and restocking our woodpile (free heat courtesy of hard work). This year, we are all eager for sunshine and green grass...

Stress from insects, heat and humidity can harm whitetail deer in summer.

What’s Killing Your Whitetails?

Those aggravating mosquitoes biting in the evening when you’re relaxing in the yard or trying to fish a few hours or the ticks and chiggers that await on the work days at the deer lease are minor aggravations compared to what deer go through. Deer are bugged, quite literally, by critters from spring through...

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Have You Heard About This New Tick Virus?

A new virus transmitted by ticks has been confirmed by medical researchers after about four years of investigation following the infection of two men in Missouri. The mysterious disease now called The Heartland Virus was announced July 22 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Research suggests the virus can be transmitted...

After being outdoors in spring and summer it's a good idea to check your body thoroughly for ticks.

Don’t Use Tweezers For A Tick Bite?

It can start with pain, itching, redness and swelling in the area of the skin, and in more pronounced cases, it can include fever, headache, fatigue, and/or a skin rash. The culprit is a tick bite, and if left untreated, it can lead to Lyme disease, which can spread to the joints, heart and...