Lyme disease’s worst enemy? It might be foxes.
New York Times, August 2, 2017:
By Amy Harmon
It is August, the month when a new generation of black-legged ticks that transmit Lyme and other diseases are hatching. On forest floors, suburban estates and urban parks, they are looking for their first blood meal. And very often, in the large swaths of North America and Europe where tick-borne disease is on the rise, they are feeding on the ubiquitous white-footed mice and other small mammals notorious for harboring pathogens that sicken humans.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. A new study suggests that the rise in tickborne disease may be tied to a dearth of traditional mouse predators, whose presence might otherwise send mice scurrying into their burrows. READ MORE.
- August 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm
The only issue is that the black legged tick IS NOT the only tick that carrys Lyme disease or more importantly Borellia Burgdorferi bacteria. The lone star ticks carry it too and there are more of them then black legged deer ticks as far as I see here o. The eastern shore of Maryland. How do I know? Because I have sent the lone star ticks off and had them DNA/PCR tested and YES, they were positive for Borrellia Burgdorferi!!! I am an avid outdoorsman and I hunt deer. I can’t remember ever having a so called black legged deer tick on me but I have had plenty of lone star ticks on me and the very lone star ticks I pulled off of my own body are the ones that tested positive for borrellia Burgdorferi. 2+2=4. Now, for anyone who don’t believe me I have the proof! I don’t need to see proof from anyone because I have the proof. Would any one care to see the proof??
- August 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm
I’m glad to hear this, because I’ve kept every tick I’ve found crawling on me or my family and many are various sizes of the lone star tick, I have a freezer full of at least 50 plus ticks, all in their own baggy and rebagged again and would love to send them off for testing to see if they show positive for the same? Where did you send yours to?
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