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How to Check Your Dog For Ticks & Why It is So Important

Why is it important to check my dog for ticks?  Ticks can carry diseases that they pass onto the dog they bite, most commonly being Lyme disease. The ticks your dog brings inside could also fall off and attach onto a human, transmitting the same diseases. How do I check my dog for ticks?  Ticks […]

10 Ways to Make Your Yard More Fun for Kids This Summer!

There are countless ways to spice up your yard and make it the most fun play area for your kids and their friends this summer. Here at ohDEER, the main goal of our pest control is for you to be able to enjoy more time outside. We have compiled a list of 10 ways to […]

5 Tips For Avoiding Ticks on Summer Hikes

From spraying thousands of yards with tick and mosquito repellant we have learned tick control techniques to prevent them from latching onto us. Today, we want to share 5 simple tips with you to protect you from ticks on your hikes this summer so you can enjoy more time outside! 1. Tuck your pants into […]

5 Ways to Have the Best Staycation in Your Backyard

Looking for a vacation this summer that is equally affordable and fun? Ever thought of a “stay-cation”? We have compiled a list of 5 “stay-cation” activities to do in your own backyard this summer to enjoy more family time outside and create special memories. Here at ohDEER we want you to enjoy more time outside!  […]

8 Memorial Day Activities to Kick-off Your Summer

Summer is almost here! The weather is getting warmer and the rain is starting to subside, so everyone is looking for a fun way to spend their Memorial Day weekend. We at ohDEER love spending time outside. It’s a big reason we’re committed to keeping people’s yards free of ticks and mosquitos – so you can […]

Historic Mosquito-Eradication Campaign Will Soon Begin In The Florida Keys

Mosquitos are a common pest known for spreading deadly diseases and causes itchy bites on the skin. Yet, they are also pollinators and a food source for other animals. Because the bad outweighs the good, scientists have devised a plan of  action to eradicate mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. The prevention of deadly diseases being […]

Ticks Are Wreaking Deadly Havoc on Moose Populations

The population that has been affected most harshly by the disease spreading and blood sucking tendencies of ticks are moose in the temperate zones of North America. Moose populations have been dropping dramatically in the temperate regions of North America, even as they remain relatively healthy and relatively stable in the subarctic and arctic. This […]

Booming Deer Population in Suburbs

In the geographic region where ohDEER does business – Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands; the eastern part of Long Island, NY; and central New Jersey – white tailed deer populations are booming. A rapid rise in numbers of deer also result in more of the animals getting hit by automobiles, more deer carrying […]

Deer Antlers & Protecting Trees from Rubbing

Despite our love for the animal, it is true that deer can be a nuisance and health hazard to many humans.  Disease-carrying ticks fasten themselves to deer and consume the blood of the host, and if deer visit your property so too can ticks which may fall off and on to the land around your […]

Babesiosis Disease Can Be Transmitted By Ticks: How to Prevent

We have talked extensively in this space about the mosquito and tick borne illnesses with which people in the geographic area in which ohDEER does business need to concern themselves: West Nile virus, transported by mosquitoes, and Lyme disease, carried by deer ticks. ohDEER has also discussed here diseases other than West Nile virus with which mosquitoes […]