West Nile In Connecticut

2019 Connecticut Mosquito Report Each year around this time I post about the Connecticut Agricultural Experimentation Station (CAES) and their findings for the year. This amazing organization started in 1875 making it the oldest agricultural experiment station in the United States. Since CAESs’ inception they have accomplished many extraordinary initiatives which helped to improve farming, […]

Tick-Borne Diseases

SPREAD OF DANGEROUS TICK-BORNE DISEASES IN NEW ENGLAND I had made a Facebook post earlier in the year of an article by Newsweek talking about a little-know and understood type of Lyme Disease called post-treatment Lyme disease (PTLD) or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. I wanted to also write a blog on this subject as it […]

Asian Longhorned Ticks

AISIAN LONGHORNED TICK IN CONNECTICUT? The Asian Longhorned tick is an invasive species that has spread recently to several states in New England. I brought this up last year when it was first found on a sheep in New Jersey in 2017 and started to spread north. The Asian Longhorned Tick has the potential to […]

Tick-Tock

Tick-Tock The threat of so many diseases carried by ticks is scary, it seems every year as soon as summer hits all the news stations, papers, and news sites have another horror story of the various diseases that are threatening us this year transmitted via ticks. So, with all these stories and news alerts which […]

Ticks & Mosquitoes…All Types of Diseases

TICK & MOSQUITOE BORNE DISEASES….TOO MANY TO LIST With the warm weather comes pool parties, cookouts, back-yard games, camping, and unfortunately ticks and mosquitoes. We all see the news about Lyme disease, Zika Virus, Powassan and all the other countless diseases that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit, so what do we do about it? There […]

Ticked-Off in Connecticut

Officials are saying Connecticut is experiencing an “extraordinary” season for ticks this year. Close to 40 percent of ticks tested so far were positive for the bacteria causing Lyme disease. There are many other tick-borne illnesses other than Lyme Disease such as the Powassan Virus, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because of these […]