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How Serious Is Tick Borne Disease In Central Massachusetts?

Massachusetts residents are used to hearing about the risk of Lyme Disease in our area.  This time of year, there is something about Lyme Disease in the news almost daily. Most cases of tick borne illness are reported between the…
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Tick Control: How Can Something That You Cannot Hear, See or Feel Make You So Sick?

They are stealth. Often too tiny to see on your body. When they bite, it is painless. At least a mosquito will warn you with a buzz. Ticks are sly. They are in our daily surroundings of Chelmsford and Cambridge…
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How To Stay In Control When A Tick Bites

You come inside from a day in the yard where the kids were playing games and climbing trees while you were gardening.  As a precaution, you check the kids for ticks and make them take showers upon coming indoors.  Too…
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Can Your Dog Get Lyme Disease? Can Your Cat Get Lyme Disease?

Yes, Yes, Yes!  No, say it is not so.  Your beloved cats, dogs and pets can in fact get Lyme disease just like their less furry counterparts.  Lyme disease is carried by very small nymph ticks.  These ticks bite mice…
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Having a Mosquito-And-Tick Free Graduation Party

The day is upon you.  Your baby is suddenly ready to leave the nest.  The days of checking homework, packing lunches, and after-school activities are no more.  Your hard work as a parent has paid off.  Your baby is going to…
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Teen In Massachusetts Finds Killing Ticks In The Dryer Is No Sweat!

Massachusetts high school student, Jacqueline Flynn decided to research killing ticks in the clothes dryer for her science fair experiment.  16 year old Jacqueline found that the Centers for Disease Control recommend drying tick laden clothing on high heat, for…
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Oh Deer! Lyme Disease Prevention Needs Attention in Massachusetts

A report released by a special legislative commission recognizes the large increase of Lyme Disease cases in Massachusetts. The report cites the rising deer population in Massachusetts, along with new housing communities encroaching on these habitats, as a catalyst. While the…
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