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May 16, 2016 10:39 AM ET // Amanda Onion
Shorter, milder winters favor winter ticks, which pile atop plants in grotesque masses and wait for a moose to pass by.
May 14, 2016 08:00 AM ET // Discovery News
A few simple measures can increase the chance that you and your furry friends don't get blood-sucking tick bites that bring Lyme disease.
Jan 18, 2016 09:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
The first survey since 1998 shows that ticks that cause Lyme disease are now established in twice the number of counties they were in 1998.
Oct 31, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Put the fright in your Halloween Friday with these creatures born to the world with unsettling looks and sublime spookiness.
Jun 20, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Richard Farrell
A study of thousands of blacklegged ticks showed that the tiny arachnids would more often than expected deliver two diseases at once.
May 29, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Richard Farrell
The bacteria that cause the illness may have been lurking around for 15 million years -- long before humans walked on Earth.
May 12, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
With 10 times as many Americans affected by Lyme disease than previously reported, progress on vaccines is progressing.
Jul 24, 2013 01:52 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
This method of extermination killed between 75 to 100 percent of the ticks in the area. Continue reading →