Category Archives: Deer ticks

The Deer Tick Brings Yet Another Disease Risk to Massachusetts

The Powassan virus (POW) has now made its presence known in the Cape. In fact, 4 of 6 local sites setup for testing by the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at Umass- Amherst have confirmed … Continue reading

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Is There Finally Hope for a NEW Lyme Vaccine for Humans?

While the controversy around the rise and fall of a Lyme disease vaccine for humans is a touchy subject, we can’t help but be excited when new science is published that gives us hope for a new Lyme vaccine. Living … Continue reading

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Could 2016 Become the Year of the Tick?

As we have enjoyed the first unusually mild days, teasing us that spring is coming, we can’t help but begin to think about ticks. We’re beginning to receive regular calls from clients who are finding ticks on their kids and … Continue reading

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Striking a Deadly Blow Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

As you read this, many of our local ticks are finishing off their third blood meal, which means they are mature enough to lay eggs. For the Ixodes scapularis, better known as the black-legged deer tick, this final feast can … Continue reading

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Our Local Ticks and Saugus Tick Control

Few creatures inspire dread like a tick. Seeing one on yourself or your dog is likely to give you a strong case of the heebie-jeebies. Removing them is requires a steady hand and firm resolve. We would rather simply not … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease’s Dangerous “Cousin”: Powassan Virus Is On The Rise

Powassan Virus (POWV) is making news again and it affects you and Essex tick control. In large part, as theorized by Yale’s Dr. Durland Fish, professor of epidemiology, this is due to the rise in infection noticed in the deer … Continue reading

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Tick Rising: North Shore Tick Control and Keeping Deer at Bay

Tick populations are on the rise. According to Harvard’s Public Health Entomologist Dr Richard Pollack, he “can almost set my watch by it.” The “it” being the rise in warm weather, and deer and tick populations. Where you see deer, … Continue reading

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