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Tick control feels funding pinch

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

The predawn rumble of pesticide-spraying trucks is a rite of spring in almost 200 Massachusetts communities.

Cummings in the News

Backyard Battles

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The unhappy convergence of suburbia and wildlife. “Every time we touch a wild animal, it thinks it’s going to be eaten. It’s like an alien-abduction experience for them.”

Lyme Disease in Your Companion Pets

Monday, March 31st, 2014

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that is spread by the black-legged tick, often referred to as the deer tick. Basically, Lyme disease can be transmitted to dogs, cats… Read More


Work Perk

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Massachusetts firm subsidizes specialized care for employees’ pets

New Tick-borne Disease Found

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Tufts researchers show that in some cases, what looks like Lyme could be a completely different illness transmitted by the same bug

Forest Path

Tick Trackers

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Tufts scientists launch an assault on Lyme disease with a sneaky vaccine for bacteria-carrying mice and new tests for the disease