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Red meat allergy from tick bite

The lone star tick, found in the eastern half of the U.S. and Mexico, can cause you to develop an alpha-gal allergy. Alpha-gal is a sugar found in red meats like beef, lamb and pork. Lone star tick bites, it seems, increase the level of antibodies for alpha-gal in your body, leading to allergic... more
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Protect yourself from Lyme Disease

#1 — Clear Out Lawn & Tree Debris: Ticks thrive in shady, moist areas. Clear away compost and debris piles and separate play areas with wood chips or gravel. #2 — Clean Up & Check Out Hiding Places: Clear out leaf litter and brush around your property and keep tall grass short and... more
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Tick Facts at a Glance

Ticks are arthropods of the class Arachnida (not an insect). Arachnids also include spiders and mites; The general life cycle of a hard tick: Egg - larva (has six legs); nymph (has eight legs); adult (also has eight legs); All three stages (nymph, larva and adult) require at least one... more
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How much do you REALLY know about ticks and ways to prevent them?

Ticks carry disease, but they won’t kill you. True or False? False. Ticks can kill you, but only if you do not treat a bite effectively. Small ticks, such as deer ticks, often can go unnoticed. However, these ticks carry diseases, most commonly Lyme disease. Early symptoms of a bite may include... more
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Little-Known Tick Facts

If you’re a warm weather lover, know your risk of tick exposure when spending time outdoors this spring and summer. Read up on these potentially disease-carrying pests and learn how to protect yourself. 5 Little-known Facts Related to Ticks It’s summertime, which means more... more
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Ticks Can Survive the Winter

Did you know that ticks can survive the winter? This means you aren’t out of the clear from a possible tick encounter, If you find a tick on your body, follow these step-by-step instructions to properly remove and dispose of... more
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Crawlies Can Carry Real Summer Dangers

Ticks and mosquitoes have become common vectors for illnesses ranging from the mild to lethal. Since weather warmer, contact between humans and these insects increases. Impact: Knowing how to avoid contact, ward off infection and recognize symptoms can reduce the serious, long-term health impacts... more
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Tick Myths DeBugged

It’s officially summer, which means tick season is in full swing. Like other creepy crawlies that feed on our blood and spread disease, ticks can cause a lot of anxiety, which has led to plenty of misinformation regarding how dangerous they are, how they find prey, and the best ways to get rid of... 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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Facts Related to Ticks

If you’re a warm weather lover, know your risk of tick exposure when spending time outdoors this summer. Read up on these potentially disease-carrying pests and learn how to protect yourself. 5 Little-known Facts Related to Ticks It’s summertime, which means more sunshine and more time outdoors... more
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