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Old 05-15-2019, 07:45 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ticks and tick borne illnesses

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Originally Posted by ThreeKids View Post
The density of the deer population is out of control. It's creating more roadway hazards and spreading tick-borne illnesses.
Ironically, though, the more deer ticks feed on deer the less infectious they get, because deer aren't hosts for Lyme. It's when the deer ticks move on to rodents and birds that they can pick up the infection. Definitely a multifaceted issue of overlapping populations.
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