• Ticks Jan 11

    Warmer Winters Means Ticks Are Thriving

    With warmer weather on the way this week you might be looking to spend more time outside. But you still need to keep ticks top of mind, even in the winter months. “I have found plenty of ticks on her.” Susan Berman of Bloomfield protects her furry friend all year long. “When it’s gotten cold but warm like some...

  • Ticks Jan 11

    Warmer Winters Allowing Ticks to Thrive

    Experts say our recent warmer winters is contributing to a thriving tick population in Connecticut.

  • New England Sep 13, 2020

    Dry Summer Brings Blessed Relief From Biting Insects

    Many folks have been spending more time outdoors during the pandemic, and fortunately there were fewer bugs around to bite them. Dry conditions across parts of the Northeast led to a dramatic drop in bitty biters like mosquitoes and ticks this summer, officials said. That’s leading to an anticipated reduction in bug-borne diseases. In Maine, the preliminary number of...

  • illnesses Jul 9, 2020

    Health Experts Warn of Tick and Mosquito Illnesses

    State leaders are warning about the dangers of the dangers of tick and mosquito illnesses this year.

  • Health Jul 2, 2020

    COVID-19 Shares Symptoms With Lyme Disease

    With warmer weather and families feeling cooped up, many are choosing to spend their time this summer outside. While being outdoors lessens the COVID-19 spread, it increases your chances of running into another disease. “Because the focus is so much on COVID maybe we don’t think about Lyme Disease as much, and I think that you’re going to see...

  • Health Jul 2, 2020

    Lyme Disease Shares Symptoms With COVID-19

    The CDC estimates there are more than 300,000 cases of the tickborne illness in the US every year with many of those cases in Connecticut.

  • Ticks Jun 18, 2020

    Invasive Plants Providing the Perfect Home for Ticks Across Connecticut

    We all know to check for ticks after you’ve been out in nature on a walk or hike, but there’s an invasive plant that you may even find in your own yard that could be keeping ticks closer to home. “You couldn’t drive down a street in Connecticut and not see barberry planted in someone’s yard,” says Alexander Amendola,...

  • Ticks Jun 18, 2020

    June is Peak Tick Season

    June is typically peak tick season in Connecticut and sometimes the foliage in your neighborhood can have an impact on the tick population near you

  • Ticks Apr 3, 2020

    Taking Tick Precautions When Spending Time Outdoors

    You might be finding yourself spending more time outdoors and being more active in nature. While fresh air is great – at a safe distance from others – with the warming weather there’s an important reminder about ticks. While tick sightings are ramping up for the spring, because we had such an unseasonably mild winter, there was actually a lot…

  • Ticks Apr 3, 2020

    Spring Weather Means a Tick Warning

    With more people spending time outside because of the pandemic and the warming temperatures, ticks also remain a concern.

  • coronavirus Mar 7, 2020

    In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 7

    To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we’ll revisit five stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates. The death toll from coronavirus climbed to 17 in the U.S. this week. In New York, the wife, son, daughter, and neighbor of an attorney who lives in Westchester...

  • New London County Mar 5, 2020

    First Statewide Tick Study Finds Lyme Disease in Half of All Deer Ticks Collected

    Jamie Cantoni is walking through a dirt path. She is on a mission. Her entire body is covered in tick-repellent clothing. A white cloth drags behind her. Every several feet, she inspects the cloth closely. “That is a female deer tick,” she says as she holds up the cloth. Cantoni is a research assistant at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station…

  • Ticks Mar 4, 2020

    Warm Winter Could Mean More Ticks

    Connecticut researchers are getting a better idea of what this year’s tick season will look like and whether the mild winter will lead to more ticks.

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