Tag: ticks

Pests can cause seasonal allergies

April 22, 2019 By
Warn your customers this spring that some of biggest allergy offenders include pests such as bed bugs and dust mites, not weeds or pollen. Read more»

Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 By
Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea-... Read more»
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Identifying spiders vs. ticks

January 17, 2019 By
The easiest way to identify a tick is by the number of legs it has. Like other arachnids, ticks have eight legs in the nymph and adult stages, but only six legs in the larval stage (the so-called “seed tick”... Read more»
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Fiction: Crawley and the rats in the neighborhood

December 10, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... Read more»
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ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

Fiction: Crawley and the mysterious allergic reaction

October 31, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... 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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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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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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