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Female Lone Star Tick

Insect-borne diseases are getting worse. Mosquitoes and ticks are expanding their coverage; places where it may not have been problem in the past are now experiencing problems today and the list of diseases they carry is growing longer. Since 2004 seven new tick-borne diseases have been discovered in the U.S.

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If you are into gardening and would like to be more involved and educated, here are some events that may be in your area:

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Recently in New Jersey, there are two cases in Sussex county. One of the cases, the disease was fatal, while the other case is causing severe complications.

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Removing grass clippings could be costing money in more ways than one.

Grass clippings add nutrients and organic matter to the soil

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Ticks are so tiny, yet so very dangerous. It can be scary to think about while spending time in your yard! As the deer population continues to increase, so is the tick population.

Here in New Jersey, ticks are being carried closer and closer to our homes each day by deer. Not only are deer eating our plants, they are giving ticks more opportunities to find new hosts to feed on, us!

Read about how to stay safe during tick season.