ticks

Protect Yourself! The Ticks Are Out for Blood Now in Illinois
Protect Yourself! The Ticks Are Out for Blood Now in Illinois
Protect Yourself! The Ticks Are Out for Blood Now in Illinois
Summer is a great time of the year, primarily because there are so many fun things to do. Swimming, boating, campfires, cookouts, concerts, time spent on the lake, fairs, festivals, my list goes on and on, BUT I hate summer for three very specific reasons...
Illinois Creepy-Crawlies: Meet The Nasty Lone Star Tick
Illinois Creepy-Crawlies: Meet The Nasty Lone Star Tick
Illinois Creepy-Crawlies: Meet The Nasty Lone Star Tick
We've talked before about how Illinois has remarkably few things that can sting, bite, suck the blood out of, or otherwise hurt you. Sure, there are a few rattlesnakes in parts of the state, some bark scorpions hang out in our forested areas, and we've got deer ticks, but otherwise we're pretty creepy-crawly free in the Land of Lincoln.
The Lone Star Tick Is Nasty, And It’s In Illinois
The Lone Star Tick Is Nasty, And It’s In Illinois
The Lone Star Tick Is Nasty, And It’s In Illinois
Hold on there, Mother Nature. I think I speak for most Illinoisans when I say it was bad enough dealing with deer ticks and the possibility of contracting Lyme Disease. Do we really need another blood-sucking, virus spreading, creepy-crawly here in Illinois?