There are many myths and misconceptions about ticks and tick-borne diseases. In the May/June Creature Thoughts, I attempt to dispel a few of these.
Tag: Lyme Disease
Creature Thoughts August 2021: The Tiny Enemy
When I was a child, growing up in northern Westchester County, we would romp through the woods, lay in the high grasses, roll down the hills, and wander through the brush all day long, and never see a single tick. Today, you can barely walk from the house to the mailbox without finding one or two clinging to your clothing. Searching the dogs after every walk has become a routine that everyone performs by habit now. It’s a routine, of course, which is pretty much fruitless, as a Black-legged Tick nymph is so small it’s almost impossible to spot on a dog … or a human.
Creature Thoughts April 2019: Those Little Vampires
Ticks don’t play fair.Tick-borne diseases (in humans as well as other mammals) are on the rise, and that increase is happening at an alarming rate. Prevention measures for humans are pretty hit and miss, but we do have some decent options for our pets.