Ticks-2022 Season is about upon us! New Ticks & New Diseases.
Ticks are on the rise worldwide at alarming rates. The numbers of ticks are increasing, tick-borne diseases are on the rise, ticks are being found in new and far reaching regions, and new species of ticks keep being discovered!
One line of thought is that global warming may be a contributing factor to the pandemic (as if one pandemic at a time wasn’t enough!) rise of ticks.
As reported by the CDC: From 2004 through 2016 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.
The number of reported tickborne diseases more than doubled in 13 years and accounted for more than 60 percent of all reported mosquito-borne, tick-borne, and flea-borne disease cases. Diseases from ticks vary from region to region across the U.S. and those regions are expanding.
50 states have now had residents test positive for Lyme disease.
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Do you know WHY traditional tick ‘Repellents’ never really seem to keep ticks off of your pets…?
Whether they are natural or full of toxic chemicals, they are applied topically, or given orally, repellents never seem to successfully keep ticks off of pets, do they…?
Why not?? Well, repelling a tick is nearly impossible and killing one is very time consuming.
The famous movie clip below is a perfect analogy of just the kind of results you can typically expect to see when you use a tick repellent product on your pet, as the annoying ticks are still going to make the leap ~ despite your valiant efforts trying to prevent them from doing so…
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No matter what, life is here for us to enjoy.
Yet, the 2020 Pandemic changed all our lives in many ways. Masks are now optional for outdoor activities – so GO Get Outside!!
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. Luckily, going outside to enjoy activities with our beloved fur family members is 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-Borne Diseases in Horses are on the Rise.
This years unusual weather patterns seem to have given rise to tick populations. Ticks have become a year-round concern in many parts of the U.S., and now with fall just around the corner it’s time to become especially tick savvy in order to protect our horses from tenacious tick-borne diseases. Ticks are most prevalent in spring and in fall and it seems they may have become more pervasive in fall than they were just a few short years ago.
Tick-Borne diseases are rampantly spreading throughout the US at the highest rates ever and are being found in a growing number of new regions around the country. Asian Long Horn ticks are killing livestock (and wildlife such as moose) by literally draining them of blood. Lyme Disease is being diagnosed at alarming rates. And more tick related concerns and diseases keep appearing all the time.
The tick’s reliance on blood-feeding has unfortunately allowed it to function as an effective transmitter of microscopic pathogens. There are over 900 species of ticks recognized worldwide. Different pathogens have adapted to different species of ticks. Consequently, a variety of diseases can be transmitted by ticks to mammals and birds.
Arguably the most notable of them is Lyme Disease.
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Are you aware of the many great uses of TickSlick?
Keeping pets safe from ticks is the #1 priority for TickSlick, but there are some other great uses that we wanted to share with folks.
TickSlick eliminates static electricity in horses’ manes, tails and blankets.
Ever shock your horse accidentally with static electricity? Have you had days where your horses’ tail is stuck to their entire back-end? Ever gone to take a blanket off only to discover that you are shocking the poor horse over and over?
Just spray on some TickSlick and you can arrest the static immediately. Spray it directly onto the horse for static control of manes and tails. Spray directly onto a blanket to prevent its shocking static. If the blanket is already on the horse and it’s shocking them – lift up the neck area on both sides and spray TickSlick, then do the same for the back end. Then you can safely remove the blanket without scaring the horse with repeated shocks.
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