Good Sam Camping Blog
TEST Header

Fall and Winter Warning about Blacklegged Ticks

Fall and Winter Warning about Blacklegged Ticks

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An earlier post, Top 10 things RVers Should Know about Ticks, stressed the fact that ticks can be active even in the winter. That’s right! Adult stage blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) become active every year after the first frost. They’re not killed by freezing temperatures, and while other ticks enter a feeding diapause […]

Deer Tick Infestation closes Massachusetts Campsites

Deer Tick Infestation closes Massachusetts Campsites

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The busy summer season is over, and usually by this time the officials at Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod close one of their seven camping areas, but this year they are closing three of their campsites. Instead of a lack of campers, it’s an infestation of Deer Ticks which is the reason. These pests […]

Tick-Borne Diseases Are No Walk in the Park

Tick-Borne Diseases Are No Walk in the Park

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several months ago I posted an article on ticks and Lyme disease based on information from the non-profit Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center: Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know about Ticks…And Stay Disease-Free The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation are also spreading the word about one of the seasons’ biggest — […]

Top 10 things Campers Should Know about Ticks

Top 10 things Campers Should Know about Ticks

May 20, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

There ARE more ticks in more places than ever before. Tick encounter rates are soaring, and experts are predicting 2012 to be one of the worst years for Lyme disease transmission due to higher than normal deer tick infection rates. Deer ticks also are known as blacklegged ticks in the U.S., sheep ticks in Europe, […]