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Is Tick Prevention Necessary?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 22, 2019

Tick on a person's index finger The minute people start spending time outdoors on Long Island each year – especially in Suffolk County – you hear warnings about ticks, Lyme disease, etc. Is…

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Are Asian Longhorned Ticks Dangerous?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 11, 2019

'Beware of Ticks' sign in the forest
Every so many years it seems that one new insect or another is the cause for concerned news reports. In the past it was gypsy moths, brown recluse spiders, mosquitoes, etc. So, are Asian longhorned…

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Avoiding Lyme Disease

Beth Rimmels | Posted on May 23, 2019

Tick on a glass prescription bottle.Warm weather means time spent outside – which can put you at risk for Lyme disease. That’s why May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and it’s a key concern for Long Island…

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What Insects Are Active During Winter?

Ed Robinson | Posted on December 6, 2018

An Asian lady beetle sits atop snow.

For many people, winter is their favorite time of year. The holiday season will be in full swing and you can go skiing, snowboarding or skating at an outdoor rink. There’s all sorts of winter…

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What To Do If You Get a Tick Bite

Ed Robinson | Posted on August 23, 2018

Minuscule tick on skin.

It’s something we don’t like to think about. The idea of finding a tick crawling on you and then biting you is a very frightening proposition. Unfortunately, it does happen and ticks do transmit diseases

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Steps to Avoid Diseases Carried by Ticks

arrowadmin | Posted on December 20, 2016

Steps to Avoid Diseases Carried by TicksThe Deer tick, Lone star tick, American Dog Tick and Brown Dog Tick are all found in the northeast USA.  All 4 species are medically important and…

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Fleas and Ticks

AWST | Posted on August 7, 2016

Cat FleaCat and dog fleas are the most likely fleas to affect humans, though rats and raccoons nesting in a home can also carry fleas. While their bites can cause severe itching and skin infections, they can also spread diseases such…

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Why Ticks Are Active In the Spring

AWST | Posted on April 18, 2014

tickTicks are one of the most widespread pests on Earth, second only to mosquitoes. Despite their small size, they are also dangerous; a tick’s bite can cause any number of medical issues, as minor as a rash or as major as…

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