Ticks in northeastern United States showing up earlier this spring

February 28, 2015 1:41 PM

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Experts said ticks in the northeastern United States are showing earlier in the spring and due to warmer temperatures over the past 20 years their range is also getting increased.

Researchers said presently the Northeast is competing with record-breaking cold and trend over the past 18 years has been toward warmer temperatures. According to the researchers, it was found that this is allowing black-legged ticks to start feeding numerous weeks previous than usual.

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