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Stay outside all Summer long with expert tips to avoid mosquitoes and ticks.

What Happens To Ticks In Winter?

3 Min

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In our yards, ticks are missing... 

Wow, can you believe that December is here already? Time to break out the Christmas records, put up the holiday lights, and dust off the warm winter jacket (preferably orange, if possible) before the temperatures drop to teeth-chattering levels here in Canada.

While each of these DIY tasks are important in their own way, there is one winter assignment that we at mosquito.buzz value over all others: tick-proofing your property. Because while some pests do die out in the winter due to the onset of colder weather, ticks are unfortunately not one of them. Bah humbug, we say! 

While ticks are much less prevalent and pose less of a threat to you or your pets in winter than they would in, say, spring and fall, you should still keep an eye out for those pesky arachnids during the colder months, especially if you live near heavily-wooded areas with large populations of deer, rabbits or mice. If certain factors exist, it is possible for ticks to be active and latch on to someone or something when looking for a warm place to hide...

Read on to learn more about what happens to ticks in the winter.

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Topics: Ticks 101, Tick Bite Prevention

Tips For Fall Tick Season

4 Min

Woo-ha - fall is here! Even though we love summer with a passion here at mosquito.buzz, it's nice to experience the many joys that a Canadian fall has to offer as well. You know, the orange leaves and orange hoodies and orange pumpkins and orange...oh wait, there seems to be a theme here. You could say we're suckers for orange here at MB! 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

What Happens After The Bite?

2 Min

Tick bites ain't nothing to mess with! If you or your pet are bitten by a tick, it's important not to panic. React swiftly, but calmly as well. If followed properly, these next steps will help to lower the risk of further damage, and help to get the tick away from you or your pet as soon as possible. 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Protect Your Property From Ticks This Fall

3 Min

Ticks, ticks go away, come again another (non-fall) day. If you're worried about ticks ruining your fall bliss, know that you're not alone! October is a great time of year for staying outside and enjoying your property, but is also notorious for being a high-risk tick season in certain parts of Canada. That's something we're definitely not thankful for!

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Protect Your Pets From Tick Bites This Fall

6 Min

Fall is great season for pet owners in Canada. The air is crisp and cool for walks, the summer heat has died down, and beds of leaves exist for our pets to play in. What more could we want for our furry friends? 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Tick Risk Areas In Canada

4 Min
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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

What Is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

5 Min

Wow, where did the summer go? Just as I was beginning to 'fall' for my summer routine, it seems like autumn is nearly here and August is almost over. That means, unfortunately, that tick season is upon on; and with it the potential to be infected with the various tick-borne illnesses that they can spread...

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention, Ticks 101

Tick Talk: Effective Tick Control

3 Min

Well, here it is folks. The last of our 2018 Tick Talk blogs. The clock really does 'tick' by when you're having fun! 

Since our first Tick Talk entry on April 19, we have written about tick biology, the tick life cycle, the infamous tick blood meal, our country's most notorious ticks, Lyme disease awareness, and finally, Integrated Tick Management. Now, with all these important topics in our back catalog, it's time to focus on how our Mosquito.Buzz specialized tick control service can work to protect your property from marauding ticks and keep you outside all summer long. A fitting end, wouldn't you say? 

As a wise someone once said, 'all good things must come to an end'. Enjoy our final 2018 Tick Talk blog, and read on to learn more about our effective tick control service.

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: Integrated Tick Management

4 Min

With spring in full bloom, Canadian homeowners are beginning to spend more time outdoors, enjoying their properties. Unfortunately, ticks are also starting to enjoy these properties too, causing panic and discomfort as they work to claim their next blood meal.

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease

4 Min

 

Greetings, Tick Talkers. Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month? 

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Topics: Tick Bite Prevention
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