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Many residents are holding out hope that the unusually cold, harsh winter reduced the number of ticks, stink bugs and other pests that will be buzzing and crawling around this summer.
Despite the mid-April cold snap, tick season is beginning around the D.C. metro area and that means it brings a risk for Lyme disease, according to a local doctor.
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Lyme disease infection rates in this region are among the highest in the country, and the disease is beginning to show up in areas where it was seldom seen before.
Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.
It's the time of year again where those headed to a wooded area need to protect themselves from ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Weed and seed like a pro with advice from Mike McGrath.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on cicadas, moles and ticks. And he has some tips about when to put your summer plants outside.
Did you know that dogs can be bitten by as many as 500 mosquitoes per day in peak season? The good news is, you can protect your pet.
All you need to know about edible plants, and getting ready for the region's cold weather with these gardening tips - but watch out for acorns.
This spring and summer could bring a lot more cases of Lyme disease, a disease ecologist says.
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