Some words on the mighty tick

Yes, sports fans, ticks are moving north into northern New England. The reason is the changing climate. Still, if one isn’t careful, a walk in the woods (if you can find some woods to walk through) on Delmarva would likely indicate just how prevalent these little critters have become. I can remember a whole bunch of instances in which I had to arm myself with tweezers to lift ticks off my skin. And I came home (to Pennsylvania) from a trip to wildlife refuges on the eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware (Delmarva, again) with two ticks embedded in the skin of my waist. That required a trip to the ER. Read about ticks and deer here. And here’s news of new-to-North-America ticks finding new blood in the Southeast.

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