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Tick bite awareness | Bug Tip Tuesday

If you develop any symptoms within a few weeks after a tick bite, such as a rash, fever or body aches, see a board-certified dermatologist. Make sure you tell the doctor about your recent tick bite, when the bite occurred and where you most likely acquired the... more
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Tick Prevention Tips

The tick population has exploded this year and that’s nothing to take lightly. The upper Midwest has a large population of the wood or dog tick and the deer or blacklegged tick. The deer or blacklegged tick is the most dangerous and are quite tiny, often compared to the  size of a poppy... more
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Tips for Tick Safety

Ticks can be very worrisome for people who love the outdoors.  They carry many risks of disease for our pets and humans. Here is a list of tips if if you have come in contact with Ticks. While your outdoors or in any densely-populated tick area make sure to tuck the bottom of your pants legs... more
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Tick Facts

Although small in size, ticks can cause big problems by spreading dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. So, before heading outdoors, check out the following little-known facts about ticks to learn more about these biting buggers. Ticks are not insects. It’s... more
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What To Do If Your Child Gets A Tick Bite

If you’re a parent with active kids, one of them will most likely get a tick bite at some point. The good news is that most of them are harmless, but it’s a good idea to you’re your pediatrician and get it checked out. If the tick is still attached to the skin, use tweezers to get a firm... 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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