• Bee Careful: Advice to Fly You Through Bug Season

    April showers bring May flowers, as well as bringing bugs such as bees, black flies, mosquitoes, and ticks! You may have forgotten about these little buggers while they were dormant over the winter season, but rest assured they will be back in full force soon enough. Most New England natives are familiar with the buzz, […]

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  • Be Aware of Ticks

    As the seasons, and days, change from cold to warm, New Englanders are eager to get outside and enjoy the mountains, beaches, lakes and camping that makes up our well-rounded landscape.  Unfortunately, another season has begun as well – tick season in New England.  Although the last thing anyone wants to think about when finally […]

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  • The Truth About Ticks and Prophylactic Antibiotics

    With the blossoming of the spring flowers comes another, less savory, aspect of warm weather:  Ticks!  New England, and Vermont especially, has become synonymous with the words “Lyme Disease”.  Originally described as “Lyme Arthritis” in 1977, Lyme Disease was discovered when a cluster of children in Lyme, Connecticut came down with a constellation of symptoms including a […]

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  • Mild Winter Means More Ticks

    With the mild winter we have seen this year in New England, it is predicted that our tick population will be larger than normal this year. Ticks transmit disease, which might make you think twice about your next hike into the woods, regardless of the season. The good news is that you don’t have to avoid […]

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