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
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