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Warm weather to bring ticks out

Insects can carry Lyme disease

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An unusually mild winter will likely mean an early start for this year’s tick season. New York state entomologist Tim McCabe said that the warm weather won’t increase the number of ticks in the Capital Region, but it will lead to earlier tick activity. Ticks are less active when temperatures are in the 40s, but they are still capable of latching onto people. March has been fairly balmy already and will become even more so ...

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