Be aware blood-suckers

Blood-sucking bugs: Be aware of the risks


September 7, 2023

By UNMC, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Omaha

Some of them are difficult to detect, some might have fed and left the host undetected, so the only evidence of a tick bite may be a resulting rash or illness. But be aware that anyone spending time out of doors is likely to encounter ticks at some point.

Jody Green, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator-entomologist, said reports of ticks discovered in the region are on the increase, which means the public is becoming more aware of the dangers posed by these disease carrying vectors.

“People are brin...

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