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April 15, 2014
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Letter: Ticks are more prevalent in Douglas County this year

A tiny problem in our county

I think I can put to rest the question of whether or not ticks are out in full force in Douglas County.

Recently, I took my dog for a walk through the fields behind our house, as I have done at least once a day for years. Afterward, I found two ticks on myself, so I decided to give the dog a good bath. Even after the bath, which was apparently non-effective, I removed four ticks from him. The next morning, I found two more ticks crawling up the wall inside the house, apparently from the dog or the clothes I had removed.

We’ve always had a tick problem here in the spring and summer, but this is the worst I’ve ever seen, and the earliest.

Jay Altizer


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