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(BPT) - For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your family warm and dry.
(BPT) - If you’re a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That’s why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You’re probably also using a flea and tick product to ensure your pet and family are safe from the parasite-borne diseases these pests can carry into your home.
(BPT) - Nearly everyone has had experience with insect bites or stings. Whether it was a mosquito bite while on a camping trip or a wasp sting while gardening, these bites can be painful, and itch for days.
More than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make sure your family isn’t part of that number.
For Richard Brinkley and others who claim that climate change is a “hoax,” I would like to share this story: I grew up in the Northeast and as a teenager in the 1950s hitch-hiked with my friends to the Southern New Jersey Pine Barrens. It was the northern range of a lot of interesting critters and the home of the iron industry at the time of the American Revolution, and we crawled and climbed through many old ruins from that time. The morning after my first camp-out I counted over 100 mosquito bites on one arm and quit counting. Mosquitoes were the modern manifestation of the legendary “Jersey Devil” as far as I was concerned. Every few trips I would also pick up a big bloodsucking wood tick.
(StatePoint) More than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make sure your family isn’t part of that number.
(StatePoint) Protecting dogs from fleas and ticks is an important part of responsible pet care and this season shines a light on the prevention of Lyme disease in dogs. Distressing and harmful for your pet, parasites can cause diseases that affect you and your family.
It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer and southern Arizona moves into perpetual shorts and t-shirt season, which means spring has sprung! With the wonderful climate the northwest portion of Tucson provides us, it’s only natural for our dogs to be excited as well. As a responsible owner, it’s important to take certain precautions to keep the season accident-free and fun-filled.