As we get closer and closer to summer in Wisconsin, outdoor activities are a must. Whether you are hiking or playing frisbee in your backyard, [...]
Earlier this year, the National Pest Management Association predicted an earlier boost in tick population in the Midwest due to our unusually warm winter with [...]
Forecast calls for an extra buggy spring and summer! We all enjoyed the warm winter we had this year, but so did many insects. This [...]
Except for spiders, no other critter gives people the heebie jeebies more than ticks. Ticks are well known bloodsucking external parasites of humans, pets, livestock and wild animals. They are also vectors of a wide variety of disease-causing organisms to animals and are second only to mosquitoes in terms of public health importance.
Wil-Kil's Shane McCoy, Technical Training Director, talks about the explosion of ticks in Wisconsin this summer as well as a new tick, the Lone Star Tick, spotted in Wisconsin.
It was a mild winter and an early start to the spring for many in Wisconsin, and already it is time to bring out the grill and plan some outdoor activities and maybe even a hiking trip. For those eager to enjoy the spring season outside, a word of caution. Ticks in Wisconsin have made an early return along with the spring and unfortunately people and pets may be on the receiving end of a tick bite.
Lyme disease is a potentially serious bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected Black Legged tick, also known as a deer tick. The Black Legged tick is a small, oval insect that typically feeds on the blood of wild animals, such as deer, raccoons, fox and mice. These tiny insects do not jump or fly; they simply attach themselves to an acceptable host as one passes by.