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How to Identify a Deer Tick Bite

How to Identify a Deer Tick Bite

Ixodes scapularis, the black-legged or deer tick, has been recorded in at least 47 United States. As communities continue residential and commercial development, animals carrying ticks are forced to find new food, water, and shelter sources. This can mean roaming your...
Is Lyme Testing in Canada Accurate and Effective?

Is Lyme Testing in Canada Accurate and Effective?

Many different reports exist on the number of Lyme disease cases in Canada. A 2021 report claims that Lyme Disease is rising, with over 2,800 known cases being reported. This means there are likely a triple or quadruple number of actual patients. One reason for...
Epstein Barr Virus Symptoms and Autoimmune Diseases

Epstein Barr Virus Symptoms and Autoimmune Diseases

The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is prevalent among American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, nine out of ten people carry the antibodies of EBV. Having the antibodies means you currently have the virus or had it in the...
Wood Tick vs Deer Tick: What’s the Difference?

Wood Tick vs Deer Tick: What’s the Difference?

Depending on what part of the country you live in, it can be tick season all year long, even in colder months. A common myth is that ticks die in winter. They don’t unless the temperature is well below zero. And even then, only a small percentage may die. If you enjoy...
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