WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW COULD HURT YOU!
Ticks take their blood meal from their hosts such as animals, birds and us. When ticks take their blood meal from a host, they may leave their host with debilitating infections. Female ticks will take 3 such blood meals and males will take 2 during their lifetime. Despite the risk of infection and general bad behavior, some of us keep inviting them back year after year. Ticks have 4 distinct life stages. Those stages are egg, larvae, nymph and adult. The
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Summer is officially over, kids are back in school, winter is coming, so it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and forget about ticks and mosquitoes, right? Not exactly. Ticks and mosquitoes are doing their own planning. In short, they’re planning to be in your yard next spring in even larger numbers. Now is the best time to stop them. Here’s why. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know by now that October and November are breeding season for