Diseases and Illnesses

Tick Check

Tick Check

It's become a part of our daily routine.

Tick checks. 

"Children 5-13 years old are particularily at risk for tick bites and lyme disease because playing outside has been identified as a high-risk activity", says Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Chief Entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.  He added, "after the long winter, I expect the tick population to be a bit higher this year."   We already found one after a trip to a local farmers market.  It's an unfortunate part of spending summers outside in New England.   Ticks aren't just a nuisance, they can be dangerous.  According...