Ticks

How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard without Pesticides

Want to get rid of ticks in your backyard without resorting to chemicals? Here are some natural and eco-friendly ways to keep your property tick-free this season.

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How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

The longer a tick stays attached to your fur baby, the more likely it is to transmit disease-causing bacteria or viruses. The sooner you can find and remove them, the better. Here’s how to check for and safely remove ticks from a dog.

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Common Tick-Borne Diseases: Signs and Symptoms

Depending on where you live, the chances of catching a tick-borne disease can be as low as 1% or more than 50%. This article covers some of the most common tick-borne diseases and the signs and symptoms to look out for.

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What Do Tick Bites Look Like?

Not sure if you’ve been bitten by a tick? Tick bites can have several different appearances, ranging from localized redness and mild swelling to the characteristic bullseye rash of Lyme disease.

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How to Remove a Tick

Knowing how to check for ticks and remove them properly and expeditiously will help protect you and your family members from tick-borne infections. Follow the steps below to safely remove a tick based on instructions from the CDC.

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What Do Ticks Look Like?

Before feeding, ticks look like small, wingless bugs with 8 legs and flat bodies that are shaped like ovals or teardrops. After latching on an unfortunate host, their bodies swell up and become several times larger depending on how much blood is ingested.

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Mosquito & Tick Season in NYC (2022)

As temperatures rise, so does the yearly uptick in the number of diseases due to mosquito and tick bites. Mosquitoes and ticks have always been problematic in New York City and across the East Coast, but their numbers seem to have risen dramatically in recent years.

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