How to Remove a Tick and Prevent Bites

Tick season is on the way. As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, the American Academy

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2 thoughts on “How to Remove a Tick and Prevent Bites

  1. Hi
    I am going to try Guinea hens for tick control around the yard. Do you know of any problems with the hens eating ticks that might possible have Lyme disease?

    1. Hmmm…. that’s an interesting question, Richard. I did a quick google search and found this article that shows that lyme-infected ticks are already being carried about by wild birds: https://www.citylab.com/environment/2015/02/suburban-birds-are-reservoirs-for-lyme-disease-bacteria/386009/

      And then here’s a story from a chicken farmer who found that without her chickens the tick population boomed. http://www.henclass.com/war-on-lyme/

      I’m not sure I have an answer for you yet, but I’ll keep looking.

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