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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Ticks in Michigan: What You Should Know

 

Ticks are tiny but dangerous if carrying infection, so do a self-check for them if you have been outdoors.

Scientists and researchers are saying Michigan is seeing an explosion of its tick population. When one thinks of ticks, you usually think they are only found up north or in wooded areas. That may have been the case 40 years ago, but in recent decades, ticks have been slowly expanding their territory to include most counties in Michigan. Some researchers blame the trend on climate change which is creating shorter, milder winters and longer warm-weather breeding seasons for ticks and other pests. Some ticks carry diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and a host of...



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