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All Posts Tagged: bug bites

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Getting Sick from a Tick

The weather is warming up, the spring rain showers are coming, and that means the people of Northwest Arkansas are going outside to play in full force. But the beautiful weather also means one of our least-favorite critters is making the rounds: the tick. Today, we are going to take a look at how ticks […]

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Tick Bite Prevention

By: Gary Fancher, PD Tick bites are possible all year here in the Ozarks, but are more prevalent in the warmer spring and summer months because of increased  vegetation and outdoor activities by larger numbers of people. There are a number of things we can do to reduce the chances of getting a tick bite and there are […]

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Chigger Bites!

By: Lori Ray, Pharm.D. Summer is almost here and along with the fun and sun sometimes come pesky little problems like chiggers. These reddish-orange mites can be found worldwide, but they really enjoy hanging out in damp, grassy, and wooded areas.  They are found on plants that are relatively close to the ground surface, because […]