The Most Fearsome Freeloaders

The Most Fearsome Freeloaders

Over the past few months I’ve developed a morbid fascination with ticks. I even did something I said I’d never do again – I bought a textbook: Ticks -Biology, Disease, and Control. To better understand how to effectively manage ticks we must understand their makeup...
A Google of Ticks

A Google of Ticks

As a kid — long before “google” became a verb– I thought it was the coolest thing ever that a google is a one with a hundred zeros after it. It looks like this:...
May is Lyme Awareness Month

May is Lyme Awareness Month

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection (Borrelia burgdorferi) primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. While some sightings of black-legged ticks do occur in Chatham...