Ticks are tiny insects that feed on the blood of animal or human hosts. While they are not all dangerous, it’s impossible to tell which ones harbor disease and which ones are simply trying to survive by feeding. That’s why it’s vital to learn how to identify ticks if you spend time outdoors. If you’re looking for an easy way to learn how to spot ticks, read on for a complete tick identification guide.Continue reading “A Guide To Tick Identification”
Tick season has begun, and there’s no better time to learn how to protect yourself than right now. Ticks can harbor many bacteria, all of which can cause infections that can harm your health in a lasting way. Tick bites can cause conditions such as Lyme disease, which is a complex and challenging infection to treat. It can also cause permanent damage to many bodily systems, including the joints and the neurological system. Because of this, learning how to protect yourself against ticks is the best way to avoid Lyme and other tick-borne infections.Continue reading “How To Protect Yourself Against Ticks This Spring”
With warmer weather arriving, people are getting excited about spending more time outdoors in nature. The pandemic has made the warmer months even more desirable for people looking to get out of their homes. Being outdoors is great for health in a variety of different ways. It can help boost immunity, reduce stress, and relieve some symptoms of mental illness. But when you’re outdoors, there are some pests that can be a real nuisance. One of those pests is the tick.
Ticks are found in the wooded areas that many people like to frequent in the summer months. But they aren’t just an annoyance. Ticks, primarily black-legged and deer ticks, can harbor bacteria that can cause diseases such as Lyme disease. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid going outside, but knowing what to expect from the 2021 summer tick season will help you be better prepared to avoid contracting an illness from a tick bite.Continue reading “What Does 2021 Summer’s Tick Season Look Like?”
As the warm weather approaches and activities such as hiking become more inviting, many people will flock to wooded areas to enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. Research shows that being in nature is a great way to combat stress and improve overall levels of health – however, there are some risks associated with being in the great outdoors. One particular risk is getting bit by a tick.
A tick bite is no ordinary bug bite. This is because of the diseases ticks can carry. One such disease is Lyme disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to chronic health issues. Diseased ticks can also carry other types of infections such as anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Bourbon virus, Colorado tick fever, Heartland virus, Rocky mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia.
Ticks are small arachnids that thrive in wooded areas, grasslands, and forests. Their survival relies on their ability to find a host and feed on its blood. There are many different species of ticks that can be found in North America. Some exclusively feed on wild animals, but there are some that will latch onto a human to get their meal. Those types of ticks are the ones you’ll need to watch out for while you’re out enjoying the fresh air. But how can you spot a tick? And how do you know which ones pose the most danger? Read on for our beginner’s guide to how to identify different types of ticks.Continue reading “How To Identify Different Types Of Ticks: A Beginner’s Guide”
As the warmer weather sets in, getting outside is on the top of many people’s to-do list. This is even more true with the COVID-19 crisis that has rendered other popular pastimes off-limits in most places. With fewer indoor pursuits to enjoy, many people have turned to the great outdoors to get out of the house and into the sunshine.
When you partake in outdoor activities such as hiking, nature walks, and lounging in parks, the risk of getting bitten by a tick increases. The risk of contracting Lyme disease is also heightened by a potential delay in health care for those who do happen to get bitten by a tick.Continue reading “What Does 2020 Summer’s Tick Season Look Like?”