Ticks are as part of life on Nantucket as fog, summer traffic, and sand. That’s not a statement meant to scare people away. It’s a fact of life. Taking preventative and proactive measures will help ensure the health of you, your family, and your pets. First, it is important to know what we have on-island and what the potential dangers, if any, actually are.
The Centers for Disease control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 300,000 new cases of tick-borne diseases in the U.S. every year. The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will host a lecture given by Dr. Tim Lepore on September 5 from 7 to 8 pm at 33 Washington […]
by Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Ticks have become a fact of life for islanders and visitors. Once an uncommon occurrence, deer (or black-legged) ticks that carry Lyme’s disease are now found in more than half the counties in the […]