Lyme Time? A Single Scientist Proves Vermont's Tick Problem Is Growing December 7, 2011 Maine

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... [global warming] “Our winters are less severe,” [Lyndon State College biology professor Alan Giese] says. ... “It seems like ticks have sort of exploded,” Giese says. “Five to eight years ago, you hardly ever saw them, and suddenly — boom — they are everywhere.” ... Giese also turned up “tantalizing circumstantial evidence” consistent with a study done in Maine that suggests deer ticks are more prevalent in areas with invasive shrubs such as honeysuckle and buckthorn [favoite deer foods] ... 


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