The Dangers Summer Tick Infestations Bring To Ashland Residents

tick crawling on skin

At Rottler, we understand the threat that ticks pose. Each year, it seems like tick-related diseases are getting worse. There was a time when Lyme disease and red meat allergy weren't even known to be an issue. So we have put quite an emphasis on educating people about tick-borne illnesses and tick prevention, as is the case with this recent guide to tick prevention. Now, let's take a closer look at some of the many ways tick illness can affect a family. Continue

St. Louis Ticks Are On The Rise

tick on human skin

Does it ever seem to you like the discussion and concern over ticks has increased dramatically over the past few years? Well, it’s not all in your head. Back in the “good old days”, ticks were nothing more than something your parents checked for after you went camping or hiking. Continue

A New Virus From Tick Bites In Missouri

Tick Prevention Tips

In Missouri, we have a new reason to fear the tick. These parasites, especially blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks, are known for transmitting several diseases, including Lyme disease.  Unfortunately, a newly discovered tick-borne virus has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and does not respond to the antibiotics that are used to treat other tick-borne diseases in Missouri. The new virus is called the Heartland virus, named for the St. Joseph hospital… Continue

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