Fleas & Ticks

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Fiction: Crawley and the baffling flea infestation

September 13, 2018 By
Read the latest challenge from Crawley McPherson's world. Read more»
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Illustration: Leo Michael

Caption This: Dog visits flea market

May 14, 2018 By
You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Read more»
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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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Flea facts, tips

May 2, 2018 By
Like mosquitoes and bed bugs, fleas subsist by consuming the blood of their hosts. While various types of fleas seem to prefer particular animal species upon which to prey, cats, rabbits, squirrels, ferrets, rats, mice, birds and, of course, humans... 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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Photo: Bob Maurais

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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