Fleas & Ticks

CDC: US mosquito, tick and flea illnesses on the rise

May 11, 2018 By
A total of 642,602 cases of disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea. Read more»
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New tick species overwintered in New Jersey

May 1, 2018 By
The East Asian tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis), also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, has possibly been established in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. A new species to the United States, the tick initially... Read more»
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Preparation key to flea control

April 11, 2018 By
Flea control can be difficult, with the key to success being in prep work. Read more»
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Quiz: How much do you actually know about ticks?

March 26, 2018 By
Think you’re a tick expert? This quiz may prove otherwise… Read more»
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35th annual Insect Fear Film Festival showcases ticks

March 8, 2018 By
TheUniversity of Illinois department of entomology's 35th annual Insect Fear Film Festival showcased ticks, illustrating various aspects of the arthropod's biology. Read more»
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Ticks: Teach customers about risks to pets

November 20, 2017 By
Prevention is the best prescription. Read more»
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What is your best tip for managing ticks?

August 24, 2017 By , and
“Bug Doctor recommends a monthly service program. The type of service depends on the account. If it’s dense terrain with lots of plants and shrubs, we use a backpack or power-sprayer application. For wide-open areas, we use granules applied with... Read more»
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Ticks: Powassan virus can kill in 15 minutes

June 29, 2017 By
Doctors and hikers alike are on high alert with the expansion of the Powassan virus, a potentially fatal infection spread by ticks in the Great Lakes region. This virus can be tricky because the first warnings are simply flu-like symptoms,... Read more»
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Q&A: PMP chats with a cat flea

June 22, 2017 By
An interview with a cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) Cat Flea (CF): [singing] Oh, there’s food around the corner, food around the corner, food around the corner, for me — bump, bump de bump bump bump bump… Pest Management Professional (PMP):... Read more»
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Pest Spotlight: Fleas, ticks and other ectoparasites

June 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 12 of the Truman’s Guide is devoted to “Fleas, Ticks and Other Ectoparasites.” Because our previous Spotlight focused on ticks,... Read more»
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