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With abundant rainfall and an early spring, the number of ticks is expected to rise by alarming rates.
Tick populations are growing at an alarming rate this year with an early spring and a large amount of rainfall over the last few months.
The weather is only expected to get warmer and more humid which researchers say will only drive the growth of tick populations.
Ticks can also carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, southern tick-associated rash illness, tick-borne relapsing fever and tularemia.
Lyme disease can be transmitted by black-legged ticks, more colloquially known as deer ticks, in the Northeast and Midwest. The western black-legged tick transmits the disease on the Pacific Coast, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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