Tag: Lyme Disease

Keeping IPM Tools Available

Written by: Bobby Kossowicz, mother of two, Branchburg, New Jersey Having spent 15 years in the pest control industry I am a bit more on guard when it comes to pests than your average mom. I have talked to moms devastated by Lyme disease and homeowners stricken with unrelenting bills due to pest damage, and … Continued

Top 10 Resolutions to Make 2013 Pest Free

Written by: Bobby Kossowicz, mother of two, Branchburg, New Jersey Editor’s Note: Bobby Kossowicz is a mother of two from Branchburg, New Jersey, who has past personal experience with pests and the importance of controlling them. Before becoming a full-time mom, Bobby worked in the pest control industry, and she combines her professional experience with … Continued

Celebrate National Picnic Month (Without the Pests)

Ah, summertime. July is National Picnic Month and a great time to get out and enjoy a relaxing, outdoor picnic with families and friends. Unfortunately, certain uninvited guests — ants, mosquitoes, and ticks — can sometimes crash the festivities. Read on to see how you can prevent these pesky pests from ruining your scenic soirée! … Continued

Stay Vigilant for Ticks All Summer Long

While Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May) may be coming to an end soon, tick season is merely just beginning. Read through some previous tick posts below to learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones this summer! Control Ticks to Control Lyme Disease Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about … Continued

A Mild Winter Means More Fair Weather Foes

Written by: Robin L. Tabuchi, Research Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley. For many of us across America, the winter was mild, especially here in California. My two dogs loved this warmer weather because it meant more hikes, visits to the beach and impromptu stops at the dog park. Although it was certainly appealing to enjoy … Continued

Control Ticks to Control Lyme Disease

Long History and High Rates Lyme disease doesn’t just occur at high rates in Connecticut – the disease was named after the Connecticut community of Lyme. Now, more than three decades since the cluster of disease sufferers in Lyme inspired the name, the disease continues affecting our state significantly. Connecticut experiences more Lyme disease cases … Continued

Lyme Disease is Taking a Toll

As autumn approaches, many people are excited to spend time outdoors with family, friends, and pets, enjoying rays of sunshine and cool breezes.  However, before you run outside, spend some time to get educated about the risks of tick-borne illnesses, especially Lyme disease.  Residents of the Northeast should be on high-alert, due to high populations … Continued

Combating Lyme Disease With Pesticides

Spring brings warmer weather, beautiful flowers, time outdoors . . . and ticks. Ticks also bring the risk of Lyme disease. Lyme disease cases have increased significantly, especially in New England, during recent years; Fairfield County, Conn., reported 699 human cases in 2009 compared to 470 cases in 2007. This increase has prompted the Department … Continued

Ticks Bite Close to Home

Unlike mosquitoes, who are large enough and loud enough to be noticed, ticks are significantly less obvious but often just as dangerous. People who are familiar with tick problems are used to checking for the pests after hiking or camping, but a recent Wall Street Journal article revealed that the majority of tick bites happen … Continued

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