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Globe and Mail: The key to fighting ticks? Getting to know them better

July 7, 2023 — 

As The Globe and Mail reports:

According to Kateryn Rochon, an associate professor of entomology at the University of Manitoba, there are about 40 species of ticks in Canada, and most of them have a preferred host. Rabbit ticks, for example, are usually found on rabbits, and groundhog ticks on groundhogs.

Ticks that are “generalists” feed on a variety of animals, and humans can wind up as incidental hosts.

Read the full article here.

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