Here’s How to Prevent Bites and Suppress Ticks that Transmit Lyme Disease

By Hannah Foster The onset of spring and summer means barbecues, camping, hiking, and a plethora of other outdoor activities. However, warmer weather also means ticks. Tick bites spread numerous pathogens that can cause serious diseases. Among these pathogens is the bacterial species Borrelia burgdorferi. The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) carries and transmits B. burgdorferi […]

White-footed Mice not Harmed by Ticks or Lyme Disease

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year there are about 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease, which is vectored by blacklegged ticks. These ticks are also commonly known as deer ticks, which may cause people to believe that ticks are infected with Lyme disease after biting deer. However, while it’s true that deer […]