Tick and Lyme Disease Battle Starts with You!

Drawing the lines in the Tick and Lyme disease battle


Deer tick that carry the bacteria Borrelia Burgdorferi can infect people with Lyme disease. Most, but not all, people will develop a bull’s-eye rash. Fever, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches can follow. Untreated, the infection can cause facial paralysis, heart palpitations, dizziness, other rashes, memory issues, and arthritis in large joints.


Life cycle of deer tick

A tick needs a blood meal to progress through each stage of its two-year life.


First year of the tick

May -June         Adult females lay eggs and die.


July – Oct          Larvae hatch and seek a blood meal, typically on a small rodent or bird. Larvae are born disease free and acquire pathogens from an infected host.


Oct – April         Larvae molt into nymphs, stay dormant over winter.


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Second year of the tick

May – Sept       Nymphs become active and try to grab hold of a passing person or animal. Ticks can detect hosts through odors, body heat, moisture, vibrations, and visual cues.When infected nymphs feed, bacteria can migrate from tick to host; in most cases the tick must be attached for at least 36 hours to transmit pathogens. After feeding, nymphs drop off and molt into adults.


Sept – Dec     Females seek to feed once more before mating.


Jan – Feb       Adults remain active all winter on warm days.


Mar.-April       Adults that did not feed in the fall continue to seek a host.


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hikerWEB Tick and Lyme Disease Battle Starts with You!Infected nymphs pass pathogens to humans.

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SOURCES: TickEncounter.org, Kirby Stafford III, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and special thanks to DAVID BUTLER from the BOSTON GLOBE STAFF for posting this article.


Transcribed from The Boston Globe article found here


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Dollar Spot reported in Massachusetts towns

Over the past week, we have noticed a some reports of Dollar Spot in Massachusetts towns., specifically in towns like Waltham, Leominster, Shrewsbury, and Worcester.

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Noon Turf Care Ranks in the Worcester Business Journal

Hudson, MA December 18, 2012 — Noon Turf Care Ranks in the Worcester Business Journal as #11 on its annual Top Growth Companies in Central MA, an exclusive ranking of Massachusetts’ top growth private companies in 2012. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—Massachusetts’ independent-minded entrepreneurs.

“We are honored to be listed as one of the WBJ’s Top Growth Companies in 2012. Needless to say, we are all very proud to be part of a growing organization that as a team pursuit the goal of excellence in the service industry. We are very proud of our team for achieving such growth in 2012 and we are grateful to have such a loyal customer base to achieve this recognition.”says Matthew Noon, President of Noon Turf Care.

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Chris Noon (left) and Matthew Noon (right) stand in front of their fleet of service vehicles in early 2012.

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Stephanie Lee of Noon Turf Care was Announced to be a 2012 Top CFO of the Year Finalist by The Boston Business Journal

Stephanie Lee, CFO of Noon Turf Care in Hudson, MA was nominated by the Boston Business Journal as a finalist as CFO of the Year for small companies in Boston, MA.


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Stephanie has been the financial Controller for Noon Turf Care for the past eight years and she was named CFO in 2009. Under Stephanie’s Leadership Noon Turf Care has grown from a five person start-up in 2006 to a 50+ employee operation servicing over 6,000 customers. She has led all of the financial initiatives for the company and carved out an entire department for the small start-up.


Boston Business Journal’s 4th annual CFO of the Year Awards includes Five categories: publicly traded companies; large private companies (over $50 million in revenue); midsized private companies ($20 million to $50 million in revenue); small private companies (under $20 million in revenue) and nonprofit organizations. Honorees are selected based on their leadership and accomplishments in guiding their businesses’ financial operations, as well as community involvement.


“Everyone at Noon Turf Care is very proud of Stephanie’s nomination and no one deserves it more. Stephanie is a very modest person who’s financial skills and work ethic speak for themselves. She quietly leads by example at our company,” says Matthew Noon, president of Noon Turf Care.


Stephanie is also passionate about volunteer and fundraising work outside of the company and has started and run several fundraiser organizations for cancer patients raising over $100,000 since starting them. Stephanie lives in Shirley, MA with her boyfriend Kevin and her golden retriever Jethro.