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A Mild Winter For New York Means That Ticks Are Already Here

Deer tick

Our mild winter may have had some benefits, but knocking back the tick population was definitely not one of them. There are already reports of people finding ticks on their dogs. That means it’s likely to be a tough season for tick-borne diseases. As usual, the deer tick is the most common species of tick… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Raking Fall Leaves

It’s that time of year again. Everywhere you look outside fallen leaves have drifted into piles. There are leaves on your car, leaves on your lawn, and everywhere else they can possibly go. While most people don’t love the chore of raking leaves (it’s often right up there with shoveling snow), there is a right… Read more »