Will Washing My Clothes Kill Any Hiding Ticks?

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The concern about ticks and the illnesses they can carry has been growing exponentially recently, due to a rapid increase in the number of bites and tick-related illnesses across the globe. While we have learned a considerable amount about ticks and how to prevent getting bitten, there is still lots to learn about how to best protect ourselves, our kids and our pets from possibly contracting an illness such as Lyme disease. Ticks are part of the arachnid family and
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What Are the Different Types of Ticks (And Do They All Carry Lyme Disease)?

Ticks are small blood-feeding parasites in need of human and animal hosts. Like their closest relatives, spiders, scorpions and mites, they have four pairs of legs and they can’t fly or jump. Therefore, they wait patiently on grass or leaves until a potential host approaches. They then latch onto the unfortunate animal or person and look for a thin area of skin near a small blood vessel. Some ticks carry bacteria, viruses, protozoa and nematodes, which they may pass on
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Pollen’s in The Air: How to Tell If Your Allergies Are Actually Lyme Disease Symptoms

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What Is Pollen Allergy? Pollen is a fine powder produced by trees, flowers and other plants. Many people experience some unpleasant symptoms because their immune system mistakenly identifies the harmless pollen as a dangerous intruder. It’s one of the most common causes of allergies in the world. Some people have the symptoms of pollen allergy all year round, while others only have them during certain times of the year, when a particular plant is in bloom. Pollen allergy is often
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Can Your Home Become Infested With Ticks?

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Discovering a tick attached to your pet is no fun – and it’s even less fun if you find one attached to you. Either way, your mind might start running wild with visions of infestations, pest control, fumigation, living in a hotel for a week, and so on. We all know that insects can be hugely problematic in large numbers. Most of us have had first-hand experience with an indoor infestation of some kind or another, and they are always
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Can Ticks Live in Furniture?

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With the increase in tick populations throughout the world, there has been a dramatic rise in cases of tick-related illnesses as well. The tick populations are rising due to changes in our climate and the rising temperatures of the earth. Climate change is causing an increase in vector-borne diseases, a vector being any organism that can transmit a disease from one host to another, such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. With this increase, it is very important to understand what
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What’s The Difference Between Bed Bugs And Ticks?

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At first glance they might seem like exactly the same type of insect; in fact, at first glance, you might not even see them at all. Bed bugs and ticks are both tiny creatures that are often mistaken for one another. While the differences between the two species might seem insignificant (and no one wants to be around either of them, that’s for sure), they can actually be quite crucial. Knowing how to distinguish the difference between bed bugs and
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Is Curcumin Effective At Reducing Joint Pain And Treating Arthritis In Lyme Disease Patients?

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Most of us wouldn’t think of embarking on a culinary adventure without making sure we have the right herbs and spices. After all, these ingredients are usually what gives recipes their flavour, taking a dish from ‘meh’ to magnificent. While you probably appreciate the ability of spices to improve your cooking, you may not be aware of how much they can do for your health. Many common herbs and spices have a long history of traditional use as medicine, with
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5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Ticks In The Summer

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As the summer season rolls around, incidences of Lyme disease increase dramatically. Summer is prime tick season, where a person’s chances of getting bitten are at their highest. Ticks are the only known spreaders of Lyme disease, a controversial disorder that finds itself in somewhat of a grey area when it comes to medical legitimacy. The acute form of the disorder is well recognised, but the chronic form, where symptoms are disparate and variable, is not yet officially recognised as
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How To Distinguish Between Symptoms Of Summer Fatigue And Lyme Disease

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As summer rolls in, most people are happy for the opportunity to get out and about in the sunshine. The dark, cold hours of winter are gone for another year, and with the summer comes long days, warm nights and the opportunity for barbecues, swimming, sunbathing and picnics. However, it’s not all sunshine and smiles; as with any season, there are some health concerns that come along with the summer, not least of all summer fatigue. Unfortunately, the symptoms of
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Should Lyme Disease Awareness Month Move From May To April?

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As we move into the month of May, spring is in full swing and summer is visible on the horizon. This time of year is also significant for Lyme patients and their families, since May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Lyme activists around the world use the 31 days of May to engage in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness about the disease and raise funds for its continued research. Lyme is a controversial subject that needs all
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