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Tick Eggs and Humans

The good news is that ticks don’t lay eggs on humans or on any other animals. Adult female ticks only lay their eggs after they have filled up on blood and detached from the host. The bad news is that tick eggs can still be a serious problem. If they detach from you or your pet inside your... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Getting Rid of Tick Eggs

If you find them in your home, the best way to kill tick eggs is using table salt. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt over your carpet or couch cushions, and leave the salt for a week. The salt will dehydrate and kill tick eggs. To kill tick eggs in the yard you can use commercially available... more
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Prevent tick bites

Here are a few tips: Walk in the center of trails. Avoid walking through heavily wooded and brushy areas with tall grass. If you must walk through heavily wooded areas, wear long pants and long sleeves. Pull your socks up over your pants, and tuck your shirt into your pants to prevent... more
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Remove a tick that is attached to your skin

Doctors recommend the following tips: Use tweezers to remove the tick. Sterilize the tip of the tweezers using rubbing alcohol and grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Avoid twisting, squeezing or crushing the tick, as this can... more
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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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Common ticks in Massachusetts

Identification There are two species of ticks common in Massachusetts: the deer tick (I. scapularis) and the dog tick. An adult deer tick is substantially smaller than the more common dog tick, however size is not always a useful indicator since an engorged tick can be several times the size... more
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Tick Prevention

Tick bites are usually painless, the ticks are tiny, and consequently many people are unaware that they have been bitten. Tick Prevention Tips: Wear light colored clothing, long sleeves and pants, tuck pants into socks. Long loose hair should be covered, braided or tied when venturing into areas... more
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Bug Bite Season is Here

Bug bite season is here. Do you know when you need to see a doctor for a bug bite? Spring usually brings out the spiders then the ticks and mosquitoes. If you get a bug bite, and it is hot and tender or is oozing you should see a doctor. There could be an infection that needs to be treated. Lyme... more
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