Find a tick? Mail it in! DNR and Frostburg State University researchers are asking western Maryland residents to participate in a community science project studying the rise of ticks in the region. Ticks used to be rare in western Maryland, but a warming climate and other factors are making them more common. So far, about 40% of ticks they’ve tested in western counties have been positive for Lyme disease.
Read more about how these researchers are making their data publicly available in order to inform residents about ticks in their communities and the steps they can take to protect themselves: https://bit.ly/47eAGg8.