The minute people start spending time outdoors on Long Island each year – especially in Suffolk County – you hear warnings about ticks, Lyme disease, etc. Is it overrated? Is tick prevention necessary? In a word, yes. … [Read more...] about Is Tick Prevention Necessary?
Every so many years it seems that one new insect or another is the cause for concerned news reports. In the past it was gypsy moths, brown recluse spiders, mosquitoes, etc. So, are Asian longhorned ticks really dangerous? In a word, yes; Asian longhorned … [Read more...] about Are Asian Longhorned Ticks Dangerous?
Warm weather means time spent outside – which can put you at risk for Lyme disease. That’s why May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and it’s a key concern for Long Island residents. Suffolk County has the second largest amount of Lyme disease cases in the … [Read more...] about Avoiding Lyme Disease
For many people, winter is their favorite time of year. The holiday season will be in full swing and you can go skiing, snowboarding or skating at an outdoor rink. There’s all sorts of winter fun out there. But let’s face it, there’s another reason why … [Read more...] about What Insects Are Active During Winter?
It’s something we don’t like to think about. The idea of finding a tick crawling on you and then biting you is a very frightening proposition. Unfortunately, it does happen and ticks do transmit diseases while feeding on human blood. You should also be … [Read more...] about What To Do If You Get a Tick Bite