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Arkansas Ticks Are Thick


The ticks are extra thick in Arkansas this year. One solution: mail them to UAMS! I got to visit the campus and speak with the professor who made the state-wide call to send in the unique parcels. The point is to take a survey of tick populations and find out what concentrations of tick related diseases are where around the Natural State.

It’s important to send them year round; different species are active at different times of the year. Dr. Blevins said it is his intention is to continue accepting ticks into the Fall/Winter of 2017 and through early Spring of 2018 to get a comprehensive set of species within the samples.

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  1. […] are natural tick vacuums. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, ticks are responsible for transmitting more diseases than any other insect. Thankfully, possums are […]

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