Stories tagged with: black-legged tick

April 29, 2013 - 6:09pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

Recently the Ohio Department of Health alerted local health officials that due to state budget cuts, they will no longer be testing various insects for potential diseases.

This poses a potential prevention problem for a rural and wooded areas, such as Muskingum County, where three types of ticks can be found. Without this data, we won't know how many ticks are carrying Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Therefore you need to take the prevention into your own hands.


October 8, 2010 - 4:29pm
5 years 46 weeks ago

For the first time in state history, an unwelcome pest has made its way into Ohio, and officials are telling people to be on the lookout.

A population of black-legged ticks was recently discovered in neighboring Coshocton County. Unlike the common dog tick, the black-legged tick can transmit lyme disease to humans. Although similar in shape to the dog tick, there are differences.

"The black-legged ticks are much smaller. Some people say they are one tenth of the size of a...

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