- June 1st, 2014
Keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this season by taking the time to learn about pesky insects such as deer ticks. The most common infection caused by deer ticks is Lyme disease. The bacteria that cause the disease usually create symptoms such as an expanding rash that may look like a bull’s-eye, joint pain, chills, fever, headaches, and fatigue.
- June 1st, 2012
Did you know that a co-infection of Lyme disease can be passed to humans from companion animals? Bartonella, a type of bacteria, can be transmitted through a bite from an infected animal or through insects such as flies, fleas, lice, and keds. Common animal hosts of Lyme Disease and Baronella are cats, dogs, wild pigs, cattle, squirrels, mice, and rats.
- July 27th, 2011
You’ve probably heard of Lyme disease, commonly spread by wood and deer ticks, but you may not know that you can also get it from fleas, flies, mosquitoes, or red ants. All of these insects can carry the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which causes Lyme disease.