Environmental Report Card Highlights 'Mega-Rains' ThreatA draft environmental report card for the state warns that as global temperatures warm, Minnesotans need to prepare for increases in catastrophic "mega-rains" and a greater spread of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.
Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly IncreasingA new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.
How To Protect Yourself From New Deer Tick-Borne DiseasesSummer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there -- but scientists say it's not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.
Tips For Avoiding Ticks This Season It's the season when many families worry about ticks and the diseases they transmit. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness and experts say they are thriving in the U.S.
Tick Uptick Raises Tick Risk Meter To HighAn earlier tick season may coming in Minnesota. On Friday, the first day of spring, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District raised its "tick risk meter" from medium to high.
Finding Minnesota: Wood Tick Racing In CuyunaOur long, harsh winter did nothing to control the tick population in Minnesota. In fact, the heavy snow insulated the ticks on all those days the temperatures dipped below zero. But as nasty as they are, Cuyuna has found one redeeming quality.
Tick-Borne Disease Risk Is High In Minn. It's that time of year when ticks are plentiful and the risk of tick-borne disease is high. Our snowy winter did not hurt ticks. Instead it's believed the snow insulated them from the cold.
Tick-Borne Disease Risk Still Remains High In MNWe aren't the only ones to survive the latest round of brutal winters -- turns out, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures actually helped the survival of ticks that can carry disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme DiseaseCabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It's torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.
Deer Tick Drug's Price Tag Skyrockets 18-FoldIf you're just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.
Bad News: Bothersome Bugs Likely Survived The Brutal SpringJust because we've had an extended winter this spring, doesn't mean we'll be bug-free when warmer weather does finally roll around.
Good Question: Why Isn’t There Tick Spray For Humans? We've had to put up with plenty of heat, but also plenty of pests this summer.