STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Minimizing tick risks
Its a product pitch, to be sure, but a news release from the makers of Insect Shield clothing is relevant just the same because tick season is upon us.
Of special concern is the increase in deer ti... Posted on 4/12/12 at 9:36 AM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK With nice weather, deer tick encounters on the rise
Lots of Northland residents and their dogs are encountering deer ticks this fall, but that doesnt mean more deer ticks are out and about.
Chances are, people are finding more deer ticks (also ca... Posted on 10/12/10 at 3:00 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Early Spring Happenings
Snow: It is almost gone, the huge drifts are always the last to go and we still have a couple in the yard. We really need a rain to clean things up..everything is brown..sure, various shades o' brown.... Posted on 4/16/09 at 6:31 AM
This early spring has brought more than just flowers. I found a tick on my cat and dog the other day. Yuck!
If you have been spending a lot of time outside on the beautiful days we have had lately, chances are you’ve also seen one of these pesky buggers.
Robin Trott, U of M Extension educator
, May 02, 2012
Minnesota’s unusual stretch of warm weather in late winter and early spring has led to earlier than normal tick activity and a sudden start to the tick-borne disease season. Health officials urge Minnesotans to begin their efforts to protect themselves from ticks and the diseases they carry.
Warm early spring weather has brought out ticks earlier than usual in many regions of Minnesota earlier than usual. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges anyone heading outdoors in Minnesota this spring and early summer to use tick repellents and other measures to prevent Lyme disease and other serious diseases transmitted by ticks.
Deer ticks are expanding their range in the Upper Midwest and southern Canada, new ticks are moving into the area and existing ticks are picking up new diseases, increasing the threat of illness to hikers tramping through the region’s woods.
Ticks – they’re tiny but they can cause big problems. Approximately one-third of blacklegged ticks – also called deer ticks – tested during recent years in Minnesota were positive for disease-causing organisms, say state health officials.
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