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The Winter Tick Is a Wildlife Health Issue

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

The winter tick is real; and it's a real concern for wildlife.

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The winter tick, also known by its real name, Dermacentor albipictus, is a health issue for wildlife but not for pets or humans. While it does not carry Lyme Disease, it does target wild moose in the Northern region of the United States.

But, why?

Researchers are working to figure out the correlation between moose and winter ticks; and the affects the tick bite has on these wild animals. 

The winter tick may not be a concern for humans; but as long as temperatures stay above freezing, the Eastern Black-legged Tick remains an issue for pets and humans. 

Click here to learn about tick disease prevention.