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Strange Events Lead to Increase of Lyme Disease this Year

Posted Mar 26 2012 10:03am
Strange Events Lead to Increase of Lyme Disease this Year :

When the mice were abundant last year, they provided a great meal for tick larvae, baby ticks that are the size of poppy seeds. Now, this large tick population has grown into nymphs and are ready for their next meal (they only feed three times in their lives), but since the mouse population has dwindled, they will need to feed on other mammals.

 “This spring, there will be a lot of black-legged ticks in our forests looking for a  blood meal . And instead of finding a white-footed mouse, they are going to find other mammals—like us,” Ostfeld said.

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