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 comes around every year, but no two tick seasons are always the same. Many factors play into how ticks survive and thrive in certain areas. One of the biggest factors is climate. The environment in which ticks live needs to be perfect for them to breed and survive throughout the year – meaning ticks and climate change have more to do with one another than you might have thought.
Depending on climate conditions, one of two things can happen: tick populations can die down, or they can breed and spread out of control. Tick populations have rarely remained steady because of significant changes to the environment in recent decades. Climate change affects species across the globe, and ticks are just one of the many species whose trajectory can be altered by changing climates.Continue reading “The Effects Of Climate Change On Tick Populations”
Lyme disease used to be regarded as a simple tick-borne illness. But with more and more cases and the long-term effects of Lyme disease becoming more widely known, it’s becoming clear that Lyme disease is a lot more severe than previously thought. While the infection starts with simple flu-like symptoms, it can quickly progress and cause issues with joint, heart, and brain health. But can a tick cause neurological problems, and how does Lyme disease affect the brain? Let’s investigate.Continue reading “Can A Tick Cause Neurological Problems?”
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”
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”