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How to Handle Tick Bites

Tick bites

The warmer weather is here and spending more time outdoors means more chances to encounter ticks and tick-borne diseases. Here on Long Island deer ticks are almost everywhere there are trees and grass, so learning how to handle tick bites is important for keeping you and your family safe. Tick bites can spread a number… Read more »

Ticks Are Here!

If you’re online and on Facebook, you’ve seen the posts from your friends and neighbors about the severity of the tick problem this year. In most years, you don’t hear about ticks until June, but this year looks like ticks are an issue we’ll all have to deal with. So, what can you do to… Read more »

Pest Prevention – The Green Way

The East End of Long Island is lush and bucolic, which also makes it the perfect setting for pests. The twin forks abound with trees, grass, and plants, exactly where the dreaded tick and troublesome mosquito take up residence. Usually dormant – not dead – through the winter here on Long Island, deer ticks are… Read more »

Tick Control in the Winter

One of the few good things about winter is that the bugs that pester us in the summer go away, right? Well, unfortunately as winters on Long Island become milder, the tick population gets a chance to grow. While mosquitoes are usually dormant until April for Long Island, deer ticks can remain active in their… Read more »

Lyme Disease on Long Island

Lyme disease is spread through the bite of a deer tick, common on Long Island. Ticks are found in dense wooded areas and like to hang in tall brush. Every year we see more ticks spreading more nasty diseases, many of which are difficult to diagnose and treat. Powassan and Lyme disease are just two… Read more »

Why You Should Spray For Ticks

  With the warm weather on its way, it’s time to start thinking about how great it is to spend time outdoors in the yard during the summer months.  Unfortunately, with the nice weather also comes the ticks and mosquitoes that can not only ruin your barbecue but also carry potentially deadly diseases. Ticks are… Read more »

Mosquito Control and the Zika Virus

  With the mosquito borne Zika Virus making its way up the coast the need for mosquito control. There are no treatments for mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and dengue, so preventing mosquito bites is key. There have been several dengue outbreaks over the last several decades. These infections can escalate to the point of… Read more »

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is around the corner! It’s  time to break out the trowels and those gardening gloves. Here is your spring gardening  check list: • Prune away winter-killed branches to make room for new growth. Cut back spent perennials and pull up old annuals if you didn’t get around to it last fall. Then look around. March is… Read more »