ticks

How to stay safe during mosquito season

"If we keep having wet, warm days those are perfect for mosquitoes," explained Kaitlyn Lance, Agriculture Educator for La Crosse County Extension. With warmer temperatures, the summer months also bring unwanted pests. Considering the amount of rain recently one might…

Exploding tick population worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health." The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem.

What you need to know about ticks

As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures. Worry, though, is unnecessary since prevention is possible.