July 7, 2022
When discussing the effects of climate change, ticks may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most people. However, these tiny arachnids are symptomatic of a far greater threat.
“As a result of climate change, we’re seeing increased survivability of ticks, especially coupled with increased humidity,” said Ed Brown, agriculture and natural resources educator with the Ohio State University extension office in Athens County. “We’re seeing not only an uptick in the number of ticks, but in the number of species as well.”
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