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Corona with Lyme: Ticks emerge from our non-winter and they're out for blood

Parents in Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park report finding one tick apiece on their kids after spending some time yesterday at the Arnold Arboretum and Sherrin Woods, respectively.

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Parents of kids in 2 places find 1 tick each? 2 total? Really??

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Because it probably isn't going to show up in the Glob, or on Ch. 4, but it absolutely is worth knowing for anyone who goes outside, or whose pets or kids go outside. The missing information is whether they were dog ticks or deer ticks. (Facebook won't let me read those posts, because I don't do FB, so if the tick type is included there, please tell me.)

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Especially with people out of work and school, yes mostly staying home, but people are going out and going to unfamiliar places where they think will be less crowded - sometimes literally off the beaten path - where they might be less familiar with the hazards. So - a very useful reminder.

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when the ticks start being active.

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My spraying guy is starting early this year, coming this week as long as there is no snow cover. Tip: now is a good time to spread some grass seed over the bare spots, frost heaves will work them into the dirt. The most you are out is a bag of seed if it dont work and you can bbq me here later.

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It's possible that ticks and mosquitoes could become vectors for the virus, so yes, important to know.

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but hey, if you've got a reputable source that says otherwise, feel free to drop it in the comments.

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and death. Nature is neither kind nor harsh. Nature has it's own agenda.

Our job is to deal with what Nature delivers, as well as what (in totality) create.

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... on the abandoned road off Dale Street -- and wound up with a tick (way up my leg -- despite wearing long pants.

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or some other Dale Street (less familiar to me) ?

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... Dale Street.

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n/t

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Around these parts it is the deer tick not the common wood tick (that you find on the dog) transmitting Lyme Disease.

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Once would have said it couldn't be deer ticks, but there are now deer in that part of Boston - there are even deer-crossing signs now on West Roxbury and Enneking parkways.

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That if I could have prevented that one bite, I totally would have.
Please be mindful of them, even in the city. A common carrier are rodents which we’ll never get rid of.
I worked as a gardener in the city and also saw my college-age coworker get so sick from a tick bite he had to leave Boston to be under his parents’ care.

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Just get a course of antibiotics. You’ll be fine. Chronic Lyme is a myth.

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