Tag: dog ticks

Fleas Can Be Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bartonella, a bacterium historically associated with cat scratch fever and transmitted predominately by fleas, may play a role in human rheumatoid illnesses such as arthritis, according to a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases. Researchers from North Carolina State University tested blood... more
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Ticks That Spread a Red-Meat Allergy

If Lyme disease isn't reason enough to avoid ticks, here's another: the inability to enjoy a burger. Odd as it seems, researchers say that bites from the voracious lone star tick are making some people allergic to red meat—even if they've never had a problem eating it before. The allergic... more
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I Have A Tick Bite, Does That Mean I Have Lyme Disease?

No! The chances that you might get Lyme disease from a single tick bite depend on the type of tick, where you acquired it, and how long it was attached to you. Many types of ticks bite people in the U.S., but only blacklegged ticks transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Furthermore, only... more
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New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects

Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health and veterinary sectors. Catherine A. Hill, associate professor of entomology in the College of... more
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Bicyclists…It’s Tick Season

After two weekends of enduro racing and a tough week last week that included lots of hard digging on the dirt, I am rolling into a much needed rest week with Trans-Sylvania sitting just two weeks down the road. That means it is what I like to call “tick season.” I'm so ready to rock. Tick... more
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For Boston hotels, dogs lead the charge in finding bed bugs

"A dog's keen sense of smell can detect bed bugs in all crevasses quickly while it takes an exterminator hours to perform the same inspection," says Carl Massicott, owner of Advanced K9 Detectives, in Milford, CT. As reported in the Boston Globe, in the past 5 1/2 years at least ten Boston area... more
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Tick season in Chelmsford

By Monica Jimenez / Wicked Local Chelmsford GateHouse News Service Posted May 18, 2011 @ 08:31 AM Chelmsford — April showers bring May flowers. But with flowers come weeds and with weeds come ticks – and with these eight-legged creepy-crawlies come a host of malaises that can ruin... more
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Tick season has begun!

Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet Taking care of your pets responsibly includes protecting them from fleas and ticks. Before purchasing and applying pesticide products to pets to control fleas and ticks, there is important information you should know. Safety tips for pet owners: ... more
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Under-the-radar tick diseases spreading across the U.S.

Doctors report sharp rise in potentially deadly, non-Lyme infections By Maryn McKenna Wild raspberries lured Jacqueline Moore over the wall of her new garden in Westchester County, New York. It was July 2008, and Moore, her husband and their two small kids had just moved up from Manhattan.... more
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