Baby boom for ticks, Lyme disease carriers

We came across this article by Ted Siefer and wanted to share it with you. 

Here are some highlights:

"The University of Rhode Island, which operates the Tick Encounter Resource Center, has placed its tick alert level at red, or high, for the entire Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region based on reports from a network of tick surveyors.

"The incidence of Lyme disease continues to rise in the region. New Hampshire health authorities reported nearly 1,700 cases of Lyme disease last year and the state now has the nation's highest incidence of the disease per 100,000 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"In Maine, which had been considered less hospitable to ticks because of its colder climate, crews tapping maple trees are seeing more of them than ever, said Ted St. Amand, an entomologist and district manager for the Atlantic Pest Solutions."

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