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May 22, 2019
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick population is booming. Is climate change to blame? Will tick-borne diseases increase?
May 22, 2019 - 12:33pm
April 15, 2019
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick season is at hand; Take precautions to prevent bites and disease
April 15, 2019 - 5:31pm
January 14, 2019
The American Dog tick was the most common tick surveyed in 2018 by the North Dakota Department of Health. This adult female is a known carrier of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Submitted photo
North Dakota tick survey sees large uptick of samples. Here's what the health department found.
January 14, 2019 - 11:14am
July 21, 2018
In Minnesota's woods, researchers take aim at ticks
July 21, 2018 - 2:04pm
July 16, 2018
Minnesota Department of Health researcher Dave Neitzel checks his drag cloth for ticks as intern Ellen Meis does likewise. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Sheila M. Eldred
In Minnesota's woods, researchers take aim at ticks
July 16, 2018 - 1:06pm
July 7, 2018
The new TickTracker app provides information about where ticks have been spotted as well as tips for how to safely remove one. Submitted photo
New app helps fight ticks
July 7, 2018 - 2:35pm
May 6, 2018
Experts say using commercially available repellents, like permethrin for clothing and DEET for skin, is the most effective way to keep disease-carrying ticks from biting. Tests show both are safe at commercially available doses. Bob King / Forum News Service
Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention
May 6, 2018 - 8:00am
May 1, 2018
Clockwise from top left: The deer tick, which transmits Lyme disease; the American dog tick, which transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia; the Culex pipiens mosquito, which transmits West Nile virus; and the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the US
May 1, 2018 - 1:20pm
April 25, 2018
North Dakota's most common tick is the American dog tick, also known as the woodtick. Wikipedia Commons
After alarming findings last year, ND's tick season arrives again
April 25, 2018 - 10:14am
June 5, 2017
A sign warns about tick habitat at a campground, with camping tents in the background in the midst of the forest. (iStock photo)
Tick season heats up
June 5, 2017 - 8:07pm
February 9, 2016
A deer tick, or blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, is seen on a blade of grass, in this undated picture from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. REUTERS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Handout via Reuters
U.S. researchers find new bacteria that causes Lyme disease
February 9, 2016 - 9:51am
June 5, 2015
A wood tick hangs on to a blade of grass with two legs while splaying out others to attach to a host. (Thinkstock Photo)
A slight upTICK: Locals see a rise in parasitic pest
June 5, 2015 - 11:17pm
April 16, 2015
Close up of a deer tick. A bite from a deer tick can lead to Lyme disease. (iStock Photo)
Tiny terrors: With spring in bloom, outdoors enthusiasts are warned deer tick bites can lead to Lyme disease
April 16, 2015 - 12:11am
May 26, 2013
Beware of ticks: Carrier of Lyme disease thrives in lakes country
May 26, 2013 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Ticks expand territory, pick up diseases
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am