September 25 2017

Tick Populations on the Rise: How to Properly Remove a Tick that has Bitten

Tick numbers are on the rise across the New England area thanks in part to the heavy amount of rain we’ve seen this year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Tick populations fell last year during the drought. The parasites’ numbers fall when the humidity dips below 85 percent. However, this year the wet weather has allowed them to thrive.

This growth in tick population increases the potential for Lyme disease, which can have long-term effects on a victim’s health.

The CDC recommends that people who are going to be outside wear bright clothing so it is easier to spot ticks. You should also thoroughly check yourself, your children and your pets after being outside.

If you find a tick it is important you remove it properly. Watch the video below on the right way to remove a tick that has bitten someone.


 

 



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