Category Archives: white footed mouse

M.I.T. Biologist is Taking a New Approach in the Battle Against Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is most often spread to humans by deer ticks, but the deer ticks first have to become infected. Typically the deer ticks pick up Borrelia burgdorferi from White-footed … Continue reading

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What exactly is a tick “blood meal” and can all blood meals make you sick?

Ticks take their blood meal from their hosts such as animals, birds and us.  When ticks take their blood meal from a host, they may leave their host with debilitating infections.  Female ticks will take 3 such blood meals and … Continue reading

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Think There Might Be Fewer Ticks In The Summer? Maybe We Just Don’t See Them…

You may think a harsh winter means fewer ticks in the summer.  Since ticks are small, they don’t look very hardy.  They can’t control their temperature, so a very cold winter as we had last season means fewer ticks, right?  … Continue reading

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