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updated 12:02 PM CDT, Sep 30, 2014

Ticks to Be Plentiful This Summer

  • Written by Brian B
  • Published in News

6-10-13

This could be a bad summer for ticks in Wisconsin – and officials say it might lead to more cases of Lyme disease.

Experts say ticks love a moist climate and warm weather, and Wisconsin is getting both. Kenosha County environmental health officer Mark Melotik said he began seeing ticks a month ago, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll lead to more Lyme cases. Wisconsin has at least 16 species of ticks, but U-W experts say only a few bite humans. That includes the deer ticks known for causing Lyme disease. Last year’s hot-and-dry summer resulted in a decrease in Wisconsin Lyme cases.

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