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WARNING: It's Peak Tick Season in New York- 19 Facts You Must Know About Ticks

I know you.

It's spring. You're gearing up for the long, sun drenched, lazy days of summer. Kicking back outside with a warm breeze on your face and an ice cold beverage in your hand...

The trouble is, you're not alone out there...

Unfortunately, here in the northeast, one of your most common outdoor companions is the hideous looking, disease-spreading tick. 

The threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and spreading. The number of reported cases of tick-borne diseases has basically doubled in the U.S. since 2003 and tripled since 1995. According to the Center for Disease Control, every year between 20,000 and 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme Disease. 

Research suggests that in New York's lower Hudson Valley, more than half of adult-stage black-legged ticks harbor the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

When it comes to ticks, ignorance is definitely not bliss. The following articles will catch you up to speed on everything you need to know about ticks, including:

  • Why most internet tick removal "solutions" don't work.

  • Where ticks hang out. (93% of them are concentrated in only 10 states)

  • What to do if one Latches onto you.

  • When you are at most risk to get bitten.

  • How often to do a tick check on yourself and your children.

  • The proper way to remove a tick.

The tick threat is getting worse. Arming yourself with an informed plan can save you and your family a lot of suffering in the future, so read on...

15 Important Facts You Must Know About Ticks

"The first thing the tick will likely do is look for a good spot to set up its proverbial picnic basket. Then it starts meal prep, sometimes for as long as two hours. Since some ticks are relatively small (the larva can be smaller than a millimeter), there’s a good chance you won’t notice one’s on you. Next, the tick burrows its creepy little head into your skin..."  

"The first thing the tick will likely do is look for a good spot to set up its proverbial picnic basket. Then it starts meal prep, sometimes for as long as two hours. Since some ticks are relatively small (the larva can be smaller than a millimeter), there’s a good chance you won’t notice one’s on you. Next, the tick burrows its creepy little head into your skin..."

 

Your guide to Lyme disease, deer ticks, and tick removal.
Don’t let their small size and inconspicuous nature fool you: Ticks can give you or your pet harmful infectious diseases, including Lyme disease. And ticks that carry disease are growing in number and covering a wider geographical area as our climate changes, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prompting concern over “super ticks.”

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Beware, it's tick season again! New York NOW

“Unfortunately right now, insurance companies are not covering the costs of medications that are associated with long term tick borne illness and that is forcing an awful lot of families throughout the country but especially here in the Hudson Valley to take some pretty drastic measures to deal with those costs. They’re mortgaging their homes, taking on 2 and 3 jobs.

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How To Remove A Tick

The steps to safely removing a tick start with a pointy tick removal tweezer. Most household tweezers have large, blunt tips in comparison to ticks. This only increases the chances of tearing the tick and spreading possible infections into the bite area.

Be Very Afraid of Ticks

  "All parents have at least one issue that keeps them up at night worrying over their kids. For some, it’s gun violence. Others, cyberbullying. For me—especially in the spring and summer—it’s ticks."  

 

"All parents have at least one issue that keeps them up at night worrying over their kids. For some, it’s gun violence. Others, cyberbullying. For me—especially in the spring and summer—it’s ticks."

 

If you don’t remember being scared of tick-borne diseases even a decade ago, that’s because you weren’t.

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