Consumer Reports Warns About Tick Dangers In AutumnYou may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool, but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria.
Recent Spike In Lyme Cases Has Pet Owners Turning To VaccinesWhat if you could vaccinate your pets against Lyme disease? But, if there's a vaccine for them, why is there not one for humans?
Health Department Issues Warning As Lyme Disease Cases DoubleThe Allegheny County Health Department announced the number of Lyme Disease cases has nearly doubled over the last decade.
Scary-Looking Insect Invades Area, But Don’t Call Them TicksThose plump, round insects seem to be everywhere these days. They're called billbugs, beetles, and weevils. But don't call them ticks, because they're not.
State Health Department Releases Alarming Lyme Disease StatisticsWith more attention being paid to Lyme disease, the State Department of Health released some alarming new statistics today.
Consumer Reports Tests Safer, Effective Insect Repellents Mosquitoes and ticks are a nuisance, but even worse, they can spread diseases like West Nile and Lyme. Now, some types of those insects are responsible for carrying new diseases — chikungunya and Powassan.
Health Experts On Alert For Tick-Borne Disease, Powassan VirusMost people have heard of Lyme disease, an illness caused by bacteria carried by deer ticks, but they can also carry something else that can make you sick -- Powassan virus.
Expert Offers Tips For Protecting Against Ticks & Lyme DiseaseThe warning from state officials is loud and clear. Every county in Pennsylvania is vulnerable to Lyme disease borne by the blacklegged tick.
State: Lyme Disease Risk Now Present In All 67 CountiesPennsylvania officials are warning residents that there is now a danger of Lyme disease in every county in the commonwealth.
Lyme Disease On The Upswing In Western Pa.Lyme Disease in Western Pennsylvania is booming.
Bug Expert Dispels Myths About Ticks & MosquitoesYou hear about the dangers of ticks often in the spring and summer but what you think is that blood sucking creature on you might be something completely different. Entomologist Bill Todaro joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss the difference between ticks and “billbugs” as well as dispel some other common insect misconceptions.
Unidentified Tick-Like Bugs Cause Concern For ResidentsThe Allegheny County Health Department says they have been getting a lot of calls about swarms of unidentified flying objects, some sort of black bug that looks like a tick.