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It’s Time to GET OUTSIDE and Enjoy Your Pets

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No matter what, life is here for us to enjoy.

Yet, this 2020 Pandemic has changed all our lives in many ways.

I believe the Universe has forced the planet into a major re-boot and I am actually excited to see how it all plays out!

Many folks have felt cooped up with the shut-downs. Rambo-Ticks-OffLuckily, going outside to enjoy activities with our beloved fur family members is not only still available – it’s safe – and GREAT for the soul and body.

Fresh air is great for our emotional replenishment and it is fairly easy to maintain safe social distancing when out in an open environment.

Have you been taking advantage of your extra free time to get out and enjoy this wonderful planet we are blessed to occupy?

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Tick Apocalypse? Lyme Disease Spreading, New Ticks In US…

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Are we having a Tick Apocalypse?

If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don’t live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first appeared, think again.

Now, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have residents who have tested positive for Lyme,

a bacterial infection that can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including joint aches, fatigue, facial palsy and neck stiffness.

This news comes from a report from the clinical laboratory Quest Diagnostics.  Quest analyzed the results of 6 million blood tests doctors had ordered to diagnose Lyme disease in their patients. The report found that Pennsylvania had the most positive cases last year: 10,001.ticks-nymph

The Pennsylvania tally, along with that of the six New England states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – accounted for about 60 percent of the country’s Lyme disease cases.

Positive results grew by 50 percent in New England and by 78 percent in Pennsylvania from 2016 to 2017.

However, the number of positive tests spiked in some areas not traditionally linked to Lyme disease. Florida, for instance, had 501 infections, up 77 percent since 2015. California had 483 people with positive test results – a 194.5 percent increase from 2015.

** Lyme disease is now THE MOST commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States.  In 2015, IT WAS THE SIXTH most common Nationally Notifiable disease. **

And as if this wasn’t scary enough…

A new tick species has been found in Maryland. It gorges on so much blood it kills itself, and lays up to 2,000 eggs at one time.

An Asian tick capable of reproducing at remarkable speed and gorging on so much blood that it kills itself has been found in Maryland. It’s the first new species of tick to be found in the United States in 50 years, the New York Times reports.

The long-horned tick was first found on a white-tailed deer in Washington County in June and was confirmed on July 27, state health officials said.

“In order to keep livestock and pets safe,

owners are encouraged to check their animals for a high concentration of tick bites or abnormal ticks,” said the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Radebaugh.

This species of ticks are known to cling to hosts in high numbers. If too many of these ticks attach themselves to an animal, it could cause stunted growth, decreased production, major blood loss, and has the potential to spread diseases.

In Asia, the species carries a virus that is fatal for 15 percent of its victims. No human disease has yet been found in the insects discovered in the U.S.

Female long-horned ticks can lay 800 to 2,000 fertile eggs at one time without mating once it feeds on a host, the health department says. The long-horned tick — also called the bush tick — feeds on livestock, poultry, wild birds, pets, small mammals and humans.

This tick species is easily mistaken for other common ticks found in Maryland. Hard to see with the naked eye, the brown-colored tick has distinctive “horns” that can be viewed under a microscope.

Ticks are usually found in tall grasses, meadows, pastures and wooded areas.

Safely protect your livestock and pets from tick bites by using Ticks-Off.

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Surging Deaths From Tick-Borne Diseases!

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Deaths Surging From Tick-borne Diseases-You need to become MORE Informed, Fast!

Press Release by Center for Disease Control May 1, 2018, and More News Releases...

As reported by the CDC: the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention on 5/1/18:

A total of 642,602 cases of disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea were reported in the U.S. and its territories from 2004 through 2016.

The number of reported tickborne diseases more than doubled in 13 years and accounted for more than 60 percent of all reported mosquito-borne, tickborne, and fleaborne disease cases. Diseases from ticks vary from region to region across the U.S. and those regions are expanding.

From 2004 through 2016, seven new germs spread through the bite of an infected tick were discovered or recognized in the U.S. as being able to infect people.

(*Please note: The ONLY safe and effective way to prevent getting bitten by a tick is to NOT allow ticks on you, or your pet, in the first place!

Ticks-Off is the ONLY product available that STOPS TICKS from getting onto pets. ALL other tick repellents, sprays, and poisons, allow ticks onto the pet (and into your car & home) and then hope to either repel or kill them, maybe, in at best 1-3 days. Yet in as little as ONE HOUR a disease can be contracted from a biting tick.*)

Reducing the spread of these tick-borne diseases and responding to outbreaks effectively will require additional capacity at the state and local level for tracking, diagnosing, and reporting cases; controlling mosquitoes and ticks; and preventing new infections; and for the public and private sector to develop new diagnostic and vector control tools.

“The data show that we’re seeing a steady increase and spread of tick-borne diseases,

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Ticks-Off and Hilton Herbs at Global Pet Expo

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TICKS-OFF and HILTON HERBS are in Orlando at the Global Pet Expo!

This means that very soon you will be able to find Ticks-Off and Tic X at your local pet and feed stores!! WooHoo!! If your favorite store is behind the times and not yet carrying these amazing products – ask them:  “Why Not…?”

You’ve likely been hearing about Ticks-Off, but have you heard about Hilton Herb’s new product Tic X?

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This amazing new herbal product has been designed and formulated by Hilary Self , in conjunction with Dr. Joyce Harman, to help horses maintain a strong and effective immune response to infection.

Ticks-Off is proud to be working together with Hilary and Tony Self of Hilton Herbs, and Dr. Joyce Harman, addressing the needs for tick safety, protection, and equine health.

ticks-off-fedHilton Herbs marvelous new product Tic X contains a carefully formulated combination of herbs to help preserve a healthy strong immune system, whilst supporting the horses’ various systems that may be affected by conventional medicines.

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