TICKS 101: How to Avoid, Identify and Respond to Ticks this Summer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 13:02 in Paleontology & Archaeology

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Spring is here and summer is near, and with the increase in warm weather comes bloodsuckers. No, not vampires, but to some they cause just as much dread. It's time for ticks, the long lost cousins of spiders and scorpions and the brothers of mites, to have their season, and Dr. John Abbott, director of museum research & collections at The University of Alabama Museums, has the low-down on what types are prevalent in the South, what they do, the dangers they pose, how to avoid them and what to do if bitten by one.

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