Keoki's Corner

Tick Talk

With the fall season in full swing,  a discussion on ticks and the diseases they can transmit is timely and important.  Ticks do not die after a frost and will remain active so long as the ground isn’t frozen and temperatures are above freezing. It isdeer tick important to note that Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is transmitted by ticks, most notably the “deer tick” or “blacklegged tick”.  Deer ticks become most active in the fall season. Continue…

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