Ticks

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Finding Minnesota: Wood Tick Racing In Cuyuna

Our 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.

06/08/2014

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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.

05/20/2014

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Tick-Borne Disease Risk Still Remains High In MN

We 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.

05/20/2014

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Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme Disease

Cabin 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.

08/19/2013

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Deer Tick Drug’s Price Tag Skyrockets 18-Fold

If 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.

05/28/2013

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Bad News: Bothersome Bugs Likely Survived The Brutal Spring

Just because we’ve had an extended winter this spring, doesn’t mean we’ll be bug-free when warmer weather does finally roll around.

04/23/2013

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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.

08/02/2012

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Deer Tick Season Arrives Early

It looks like the deer tick season has arrived early this year — along with the diseases it causes.

05/30/2012

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Good Question: What Good Do Ticks Do?

There are 13 species of ticks lurking in Minnesota lawns and our forests. So, is there anything good about ticks? Good Question.

04/18/2012

Lyme Disease

Mild Winter, Early Spring Increases Risk Of Lyme Disease

A mild winter and an early spring mean we could see an increase in Lyme disease cases this year.

03/26/2012

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In Minnesota, Bugs Back Earlier Than Expected

The early arrival of spring also means the early arrival of all those pesky bugs.

03/22/2012

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Expert: Northern Minn. Is A Lyme Disease High Risk Area

Researchers who dragged sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map pinpointing the highest-risk areas for Lyme disease.

02/03/2012

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Minn. Woman Takes Flea Powder Fight To D.C.

A Minnesota woman leading the fight to pull common pet products from stores shelves is one step closer to her goal.

09/06/2011

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1st Death Recorded From Tick-Borne Infection

A Northern Minnesota woman has died from a brain infection due to Powassan virus, marking the state’s first death from the tick-borne disease.

06/29/2011

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