Burlington motel sued over bedbugs

GRAHAM — Don’t let the bedbugs bite, or you could end up in court.Nathan Lott is taking the owner of the Econo Lodge at 2133 W. Hanford Road Source: The Times-News

Shorter winters increasing tick population

Lee Ann Sporn is one of the few people on earth who actually hopes to see ticks. And unfortunately this year, they aren’t biting, at least not as much. Sporn, a professor at Paul Smith’s College, collects ticks around the Adirondacks to study their population density. She also sends them drowned in alcohol to the state Department of Health, where … Read More

Eastern Ohio a hotspot for ticks, experts say

Eastern Ohio is a hotspot for ticks right now, and if you find one on you or your pets, there’s a program available to send them in for testing. The black legged tick, also known as the deer tick, is the most common and it carries the vector for Lyme Disease, according to Dan Lima, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator … Read More

Why tick season could be worse in the summer of Covid-19

After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer. Source: CNN

How to prevent mosquito bites this summer

The summer weather is bringing back mosquitoes and the threat of possible West Nile virus. The Saint Joseph County Health Department identified a pool of West Nile positive mosquitoes in Mishawaka.… Source: Fox 59

If you’re going outside this weekend, prepare for more mosquitoes

Asheville has made its way on another top 10 list, but this one is not likely to bring more visitors to the area. According to the pest control service Terminix, Asheville ranks as the ninth busiest city in the United States for mosquito service calls. WLOS. “Thoughts on mosquitoes? Annoying. I wonder why they exist sometimes,” Anna Michna and Peyton … Read More