April 1, 2016

They are transmitting disease and killing moose, and among other things, being a blood-sucking pest on your pet.

The worst thing is that deer ticks – or black-legged ticks – transmit Lyme disease to humans and animals and are primarily found within 35 miles of the Seacoast.

At least 50 percent of these ticks are carrying Lyme disease, according to a 2007 state study.

Ticks are coming through a relatively easy winter, according to biologists in New Hampshire.

In Tamworth in mid-March, dog ticks were being picked off dogs. In a normal winter, that would not happen in the White Mountains region until mid-April.


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