Tick News From New York

Hi everyone, happy Monday! I hope you’re all staying healthy and continuing to social distance. My mask has been my best friend for the past couple months and I don’t see that changing anytime soon *sigh*. On a tick related note, today I am going to be talking about some interesting survey results from a [...]

2020-08-10T16:28:22-05:00August 10th, 2020|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Does Illinois have a new permanent resident? Tattle the Tick Blog

Hi everyone, Tattle here!  Hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July and stayed safe from ticks while having fun outdoors. I am back with a new blog discussing some tick related reminders and news! After several months of stay-at-home orders and chilly weather, it is finally July. Time flies! My mind is still in [...]

2020-07-13T21:58:31-05:00July 13th, 2020|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Tattle Talks: Who’s older? Humans or Lyme Disease?

Hi everyone, Tattle here! A new week means a new blog. Photo credit: George Poinar, Jr. / Oregon State University. As discussed in my last blog, Lyme disease was only recognized nearly 50 years ago, but this disease existed wayyy before humans did. Lyme disease is estimated to be about 15 million years [...]

2020-06-07T22:56:51-05:00June 7th, 2020|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Tattle Talks: It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

Photo Credit: CDC/James Gathany Hi there! Tattle, here. I know it's been a while but I'm back! Although we’re nearing the end of May, it’s still Lyme Disease Awareness Month and is never too late to be cautious when we are dealing with tick season!  In the U.S, Lyme disease wasn’t recognized until  [...]

2020-05-20T22:04:31-05:00May 20th, 2020|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Ötzi the Lyme Mummy – Tattle the Tick blog

Brrrr! It's a chilly day here in Illinois with all the wind. I'm not complaining however. Can you imagine being frozen in a glacier for thousands of years and suffer from Lyme disease?! Whew, I can't image that ever actually happening to anyone. Doctors examining the body of Ötzi, the Iceman with Lyme disease [...]

2019-07-26T14:29:19-05:00August 9th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Tattle the Tick’s Favorite Hiding Places – Tattle the Tick blog

Peek-a-boo! It's me, Tattle, and I'm about to share a huge secret to my blog followers and answer one of the most commonly asked questions: where do ticks hide? In short, ticks like to hide in warm, moist areas of the body. However, I like to go into more detail so that my fellow followers [...]

2019-07-26T20:17:03-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Tour through the Tick Family Tree: A Tattle the Tick Blog

You know what would be super useful information to know? How to ID ticks of course! Imagine it, you are out and about... and BAM! There is a tick crawling on your shirt. Naturally you would want to know what type of tick it is right? Knowing the types of ticks out there can help [...]

2019-07-26T20:26:43-05:00July 26th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

How to removed an attached tick – Tattle the Tick blog

Hey everyone, Welcome back to the weekly Tattle the Tick blog. Today we will discussing what happens when a fellow tick bites you and how to properly remove it. The I-TICK program provides a 'tick kit' for all of our participants. In each kit, there is a data sheet, 5 vials filled with ethanol, [...]

2019-07-18T19:47:15-05:00July 19th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|
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