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2013-07-17 23:26:51

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services Offers New Lyme-Guard Service To Remove Ticks Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services now offers Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination Treatments for homeowners in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. This new program offers customers five safe all areas Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination treatments with the first treatment being free. Customers will only pay for the four remaining Lyme-Guard treatments for ticks....

2013-07-17 23:21:03

Most people associate Lyme disease with a bull’s-eye rash. But according to the Lyme Research Alliance anyone with flu-like symptoms in the summer should suspect Lyme, particularly if they live or have visited an area where ticks are found. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 You’ve been enjoying a wonderfully relaxing summer—sunning, grilling, spending time in the great outdoors. So why have you suddenly developed a fever, chills, muscle and joint aches, and feel totally drained? If...

2013-07-16 23:22:25

Celebrate National Picnic Month by creating a pest-free environment to keep family and friends safe from mosquitoes, ticks and noxious weeds that cause West Nile virus, Lyme disease, severe allergic reactions, and more. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 July is National Picnic Month and a great time to combine family, friends, and food with outdoor games and sunshine. Whether it’s hosting an impromptu picnic in the backyard or taking sandwiches to the kid’s ballgame, picnics...

Black-legged Ticks Causing Encephalitis In New York State
2013-07-15 12:52:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Researchers urge citizens and healthcare providers to be vigilant The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack, with some 35,000 cases reported annually. In the Northeast, the black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) that spread Lyme disease also infect people with other maladies, among them anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and -- as a new paper in the journal...

Tick Saliva New Insight Into Blood Clotting
2013-07-03 09:21:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists recently uncovered a surprising potential connection between tick saliva and treatment for heart disease and stroke. Ixodes ticks, commonly known as deer ticks or blacklegged ticks, contain a specific protein in their spit that links to treatment for these diseases. These ticks have also long been known as transmitters of a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. Deer ticks burrow into the skin of their host and...

2013-06-29 23:02:23

Summer brings out fleas and pet owners can avoid any chance of having an infestation in their homes if they treat both their animals and their yard. Horne’s Pest Control shares some information on the best steps to avoid or treat fleas. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Fleas are common household pests for people with animals. Brought out during the summer months, fleas can infest in a very quick period of time. Horne’s Pest Control encourages pet and animal owners to avoid flea infestation by...

2013-06-27 23:33:33

Dangerous ticks, mosquitos and parasites are back with a vengeance this season but there are ways for pet owners to protect their dogs. The F.C. Sturtevant is launching its new Columbia brand Canine Formula Antiseptic Powder to help keep pets free from these annoying and potentially dangerous pests. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The F.C. Sturtevant Company announces the addition of a new Canine Formula Antiseptic Powder to its line of Columbia Veterinary Antiseptic Powders. This new powder will...

2013-06-24 23:03:11

Homeowners can take action on various deterrents and safeguard their homes this summer from unwanted pests. Asheboro, NC (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Easy living is everyone’s goal during the summer; no one wants to deal with pests in their yards and homes. Unfortunately, the summer brings a whole variety of insects out of hiding, including fleas, ticks, bees and wasps. Otho’s Pest Management, a top pest control company based in Asheboro, wants to share some information on how homeowners...

2013-06-04 23:04:48

Experts say this year´s tick season could be worse than ever. Lyme Research Alliance on the best ways to stay tick-safe this summer. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Warmer weather is here and with it comes more time spent outdoors hiking, gardening, biking and enjoying other fun activities. Unfortunately, the warm weather also encourages the emergence of ticks and increases your risk of contracting Lyme disease. “2012 was one of the worst tick years on record and Lyme disease...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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