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Telford Talks Ticks

Quote of the Week

“Woo-hoo Tisbury — a first.” – Tisbury selectman Melinda Loberg joking about the proposed paid parking meters in Tisbury being the first on the Island   

Telford talks ticks

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Did Native Americans use fire to kill ticks?

Telford Talks Ticks

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Are there more ticks these days?

Prevalence of Babesiosis

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Is Babesios more common now?

Telford talks ticks

Any ugly red divot in your skin, nearby swollen glands, and fever needs to be checked out pronto by a doc.

Telford talks ticks

Perhaps the Vineyard boards of health should advocate for town officials "turning the other cheek" to episodes of public nudity, particularly in the woods. Get rid of those "no nudity" admonitions on all the Land Bank and other trailhead signs!

Can I burn a tick off me?

C’mon folks, it is just a tick bite. It is not like getting bitten by a taipan (a snake with a highly lethal bite) in the Australian outback, where there is some justification in immediately amputating the bitten body part.

Telford talks ticks

Tick expert Dr. Sam Telford answers questions about the Island’s most insidious insect and how to prevent the bacteria it can inject. Dear Sam. Back in the day, tick bites were more of an annoyance. But now...

Telford talks ticks

Tick expert Dr. Sam Telford answers questions about the Island’s most insidious insect and how to prevent the bacteria it can inject. Can a dip a day help keep Lyme away? It is possible that swimming...
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