“Tick Time Bomb” to Explode in California This Summer

“Tick Time Bomb” to Explode in California This Summer

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Weather Channel broadcast that this summer, the U.S will be a “tick time-bomb,” in that ticks will afflict much broader swathes of the country than in years previous. Even in dry states like California, which is in a historic drought, researchers have been seeing more ticks than ever, […]

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Climate Change Means Extended Holiday for Fleas and Ticks

Climate Change Means Extended Holiday for Fleas and Ticks

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer While climate change is making winters shorter it’s prolonging one nasty seasonal affliction for pets: fleas and ticks. These parasites thrive in warm, humid weather and as global temperatures rise, they’re not only living longer but also expanding their territory, causing health problems for an increased number of pets.  […]

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Ticks Target People as Climate Warms

Ticks Target People as Climate Warms

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer A new study presented during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting revealed that ticks carrying the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever are more than twice as likely to feed on humans rather than dogs when temperatures rise.  Why This Matters: Ticks are thriving […]

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