More About the Lyme Tick Nurseries

Last week on the other website where I write, an article was published called Please Stop with the Lyme Tick Nurseries. The tick nursery analogy is the result of a correlation between invasive, exotic Japanese Barberry in a given region and an increase in Borrelia burgdorferi infected ticks, as studied by researchers at the University [...]

By |2018-01-22T14:05:52-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Japanese Barberry, lyme disease, ticks|Comments Off on More About the Lyme Tick Nurseries

Please stop with the Lyme tick nurseries

In the region of upstate New York where I live, Lyme disease- an infection of the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that's spread primarily by deer ticks- has become an epidemic. All the odd controversies aside, there are physical realities about this situation that are not being acknowledged. Primarily the reality that we are a part of [...]

By |2016-12-19T23:37:06-05:00December 10th, 2016|Japanese Barberry, lyme disease, Native Plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga, Saratoga County|Comments Off on Please stop with the Lyme tick nurseries

More about how to repel ticks naturally (mosquitoes too.)

Last spring I wrote about repelling ticks naturally. These days people who garden, hike, swim, fish or hunt are more thoughtful of protecting themselves from the Lyme Disease epidemic as more and more people are affected. So, this spring I'd mentioned my natural protection tricks, which at the time included essential oils, carefully chosen clothing [...]

By |2014-11-19T16:28:01-05:00August 26th, 2013|Go Green News, lyme disease, natural, Neem oil, ticks|Comments Off on More about how to repel ticks naturally (mosquitoes too.)

About Lyme disease

photo credit, Post Star's Jason McKibben. About Lyme Disease Exposure to Lyme disease seems to go hand in hand with spending time outdoors, in gardens or natural areas these days. Last spring I wrote about my experience with repelling ticks naturally, and have been blown away by the massive returns of communication from people searching [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:29:53-04:00August 13th, 2013|Go Green News, lyme disease, ticks|Comments Off on About Lyme disease

Repelling ticks naturally

As we gear up for a busy spring in the gardens, I hear lots of people wondering about Lyme Disease protection, and how to best repel ticks, naturally or otherwise. Ticks are out and biting now. This handsome fella had two ticks just on his head a couple days ago. In the duration of time [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:31:08-04:00April 16th, 2013|capital region landscape designer, lyme disease, Saratoga landscape designer, ticks|Comments Off on Repelling ticks naturally