SUPER TICK ALERT! – TICKS ARE PRESENT HERE ON CAPE ANN ALL YEAR ROUND!

A cautionary note to continue to check for ticks. Our family has had two recent tick scares, even though we have had some bitterly cold temperatures. Especially after a weekend like this, don’t forget to check yourself and family members for the wretched devils.

2 thoughts on “SUPER TICK ALERT! – TICKS ARE PRESENT HERE ON CAPE ANN ALL YEAR ROUND!

  1. Thanks to your notice I started spraying our pup but it was too late – pulled an engorged deer tick off our pup last night that had been there at least a day- bit her somewhere in Rockport over the weekend! We almost lost her to anaplasmosis and ehrlichia a few years ago (we suspect bitten at Halibut Point), so we keep doxycycline on hand to dose her immediately. We had such a light tick spring and summer that I got complacent. Lesson learned!!

    Back to my my three part plan, which so far does not fail if we keep it up:

    – lightly dust her beds with food grade diamaceous earth (careful not to get in eyes or breathe in)

    – bug spray with picaridin

    – keep off all grass and away from trail edges

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