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Friday, May 12, 2017

How to deal with ticks.

There are several species of ticks that transmit human and animal diseases, the most common is the blacklegged tick, which prefers moist woodland edges and transmits the deadly Lyme disease. The blacklegged ticks also cause babesiosis and anaplasmosis. The Lone star ticks thrive in hotter, drier places, such as lawns, and transmit ehrlichiosis and tularemia. There is a need to identify ticks and their habitat so as to ascertain disease risk . When going outdoors or suspected tick habitat ,use tick repellent on clothing and also do a tick-check of your entire body within 12 to 24 hours of outdoor activities. more