Ticks and Lyme disease are on the rise in Canada

Ticks and Lyme disease are on the rise in Canada

Canada has seen a steep rise in reported Lyme disease cases in recent years, and as the planet warms, those numbers are expected to continue climbing. With ticks spreading further north each year, some advocates question whether Canada is prepared to cope with the rise of Lyme disease. The disease, which

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Bugs, Bites, and Options

Bugs, Bites, and Options

Bugs and bites.  Spring brings longer days, sunshine, greener grass, buds on trees, and bugs. Those pesky black flies and mosquitos start appearing and start biting. So, what are your options? Insect repellents containing DEET can be used safely when applied as directed and in the right

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You don’t want a bull’s – eye

This bull’s – eye is caused by Lyme Disease. Blacklegged ticks (also known as Deer ticks) can transmit the Lyme disease bacteria.  These ticks can be found in areas with long grass and wooded areas. This tick is also found in southwestern and southern Ontario as well as

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