How To Tick proof your child at camp
When the phone rings and a panicked parent has found a tick on their child who attends camp, they often ask if we can go spray the camp fields. The solution is a little less dramatic! Wear a hat. Ticks crawl north to the warmest part of the body, that’s the head. Ticks especially like […]
How Many Deer Do I See?
Through the fall foliage you can always see white tail deer if you’re in Connecticut…ever wonder how many you have? Here is an example for the town of Westport, courtesy of QDMA (Quality Deer Management). If you visit their website, you can find an interactive map that lets you know the 2013 numbers by the square mile. […]
Why spray for ticks in the summer?
It’s general knowledge that Lyme Disease originated in Lyme, Connecticut. Did you also know that Fairfield county ranks second in the state for cases of reported Lyme Disease? It’s common knowledge that spring is the highest bite risk as nymphs seek blood meals to turn into adults. Why then in summer are people spraying their […]
Protect Fido & Your Family Organically (more reasons)
Last week I wrote about How to Protect Fido from Ticks. I received a lot of direct inquires about why organic tick control is a better method than traditional technical material. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the differences. Why organic pesticides-tick sprays in particular-over traditional sprays? The technical material which has been available to all […]