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Fact or fiction: Debunking 4 common myths about ticks – The Conversation CA

There is plenty of misinformation circulating about ticks and the diseases they may carry. Here are four myths debunked, along with tick facts to keep people safe…



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Blooming flowers, chirping birds and long-awaited rays of sunshine: The first signs of spring are often greeted with joy. But soon comes the realization that with warm weather comes ticks.
With the climate warming, diseases caused by ticks are predicted to spread further into Canada. Infected ticks are transported by different host species that are expanding their ranges northward. For example, white-footed mice, a major tick host, are shifting their ranges northward up to 15 kilometres per year.

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