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Ticking along

It may be slighter later than expected but spring finally seems to be upon us. Unfortunately, this also means the start of the tick season, both for humans and for their pets. But when exactly is the risk of dogs' picking ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Deterring ticks with citrus and millipedes

Why do birds, monkeys and other animals rub themselves with citrus and creatures like millipedes? One likely reason is because certain plants and arthropods contain natural repellents.

dateMar 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Getting rid of cattle fever ticks

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed two strategies to ward off cattle fever ticks that are crossing the border from Mexico into the United States. These ticks transmit bovine babesiosis, ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Ecology
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Students Use Satellites to Check for Ticks

( -- Using state-of-the-art NASA satellite information, about a dozen students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., are busy checking state forests ...

dateMay 12, 2010 in Space Exploration
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