Category for Ticks

Fleas and Ticks on Those Furry Friends

Happy Young Boy and His Dog in Front Yard of Their House.

If you have a dog or cat, or any animal that goes indoors and out, odds are you’re going to need to protect them from a summer pest, Fleas and Ticks. There are a few

Protect Your Children, Know What Bug Spray is Best

Group of kids racing a dog

The Environmental Working Group or the EWG scientists have ranked repellents in order of effectiveness against the Aedes mosquito thought to be the primary Zika virus carrier: Most effective DEET (20-30 percent concentration) Picaridin (20 percent concentration) IR 3535 (20 percent concentration) In

Protect your family from Ticks Carrying Life-threatening Powassan Virus


Powassan virus (POW) starts with fever, vomiting, seizures and memory loss. About half of survivors have permanent neurological symptoms and 10% of all cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and

Don’t fret, not all spiders are the worst

Burning House

Tennessee is home to many species of spiders; however, only three are poisonous – the black widow and the brown recluse and the brown widow. Both of these species are found in every Tennessee county.

Martha Stewart’s Natural Repellent and Treatments for Bug Bites


Today we ask that you check out these great ideas for natural repellents and treatments for bug bites!  Martha gives tips and tricks on how to use everything from essential oils to tobacco! So

Natural Repellants: Ticks

With summer in full swing, a lot of you are ready for camping, music festivals, and hiking.  With time outside you and your pet may be more susceptible to ticks. Ticks are ectoparasites, meaning