New tick species spreading in Michigan

Lone Star Tick spreads Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tularemia

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DETROIT – A new tick species is continuing to spread throughout the Michigan region. 

The Lone Star Tick, a relatively new tick, is a new addition to Michigan's tick population.

The tick spreads Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tularemia and can cause tick paralysis.

According to Rose Pest Solutions, the tick's increased activity is likely due to the resurgence in the white-tailed deer and wild turkey.

The deer and turkey serve as hosts for the ticks. The tick bite can cause an allergy to meats such as beef, venison and pork. 

Here are some ways to prevent ticks, and what to do if you have a tick problem.


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