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Tick Bites

Avoiding Tick-Borne Diseases

From Powassan to Lyme disease, ticks pose a huge health problem across the nation and parents need to know what to look for. In fact, according to Brad Leahy, Vice President of B.O.G. Pest Control, 2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick seasons in years, due to a mild winter nationwide. However, you don't need to keep your kids inside all summer or wrap them in bubble wrap. read more

Bug Off! Protect Yourself from These 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Ticks and mosquitoes are two of the leading carriers of diseases to humans, and warm summer weather makes these pests more active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines the 6 most common diseases that can spread through ticks and mosquitoes, signs and symptoms of each, and the best treatment options if someone in your family gets infected. read more

Natural Tick Repellents

Tick season is here and it's already proving to be more dangerous than past years. According to Pest World "A tick(ing) time bomb is set to explode this season, in fields, forests and yards across the country, as we head into what is expected to be an extremely heavy tick season. And with ticks, come the dangers of tick-borne disease, namely Lyme disease." read more

Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme Disease

Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme DiseaseTicks have received a lot of attention over the past several years. Being the transmitters of such deadly diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme Disease, ticks are considered Public Enemy Number One in the eyes of many—especially those who live in the Rocky Mountains or in rural areas. Ticks are definitely a nuisance. read more