Tag Archives: prevention

How to repel ticks with plants and landscaping

Landscaping tactics can be used to create a soft barrier to prevent ticks from entering your yard   Ticks are now present in many parts of the Maritimes, but communities are still learning how to live with them. A tick-proofing conference and workshop at Mount Allison University on Saturday gave researchers and experts a chance to share knowledge about ways to protect humans, Continues →

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

NO TICK IS A GOOD TICK, all species of ticks that will attach to humans and pets can carry various diseases. May, 2020 May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Canada. It gives us a chance to remind and educate others about the disease and how to avoid it. Ticks aren’t going to give us a break this year Continues →

Nature.com : Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?

Aug. 25th, 2015 Melinda Wenner Moyer   The growing global battle against blood-sucking ticks   On a balmy day in late June, Scott Williams waits for a white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) to fall asleep. Williams, a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, has just transferred the animal from a trap to a plastic bag containing a Continues →

Prevent Lyme Disease with Showers and Fences [Yale study]

Infection can cause complications if not treat early, but research suggests you can prevent Lyme disease with some simple tactics. RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—In the Northeastern United States, the place where you’re most likely to be bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease is not in the woods, but in your own backyard. Fortunately, research published in the American Journal Continues →