Ticks

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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.

05/13/2015

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Health Experts On Alert For Tick-Borne Disease, Powassan Virus

Most 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.

05/01/2015

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Expert Offers Tips For Protecting Against Ticks & Lyme Disease

The warning from state officials is loud and clear. Every county in Pennsylvania is vulnerable to Lyme disease borne by the blacklegged tick.

04/22/2015

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State: Lyme Disease Risk Now Present In All 67 Counties

Pennsylvania officials are warning residents that there is now a danger of Lyme disease in every county in the commonwealth.

04/21/2015

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Lyme Disease On The Upswing In Western Pa.

Lyme Disease in Western Pennsylvania is booming.

10/24/2014

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Bug Expert Dispels Myths About Ticks & Mosquitoes

You 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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/07/2014

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Unidentified Tick-Like Bugs Cause Concern For Residents

The 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.

06/30/2014

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Doctors Offer Tips On How To Prevent Lyme Disease

The ticks are out, hear what you can do to prevent Lyme disease.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/22/2014

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Vets Issue Warning About Increased Tick Population

Right now, ticks are enjoying a fall resurgence of substantial proportions and local vets have their hands full and pet owners need to be on the alert.

10/22/2013

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Warm Winter Could Cause Critter Problems

The recent weather has been so warm that groundhogs like Phil may wake up earlier this winter. The same goes for deer, skunks and raccoons. Those are some of the findings from a study at Cornell University.

02/01/2012

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Tick Bite Cases Increase In W. Pa.

Wooded areas are tick bite territory. Even in winter, ticks can be active. To feed, ticks attach firmly to a host – human or animal – slowly sucking blood for several days.

11/14/2011