Pecking away at Lyme disease

Pecking away at Lyme disease

Pecking away at Lyme disease In the fight against Lyme disease, tick-eating mammals such as the opossum which were discussed in my previous blog are frontline commanders in reducing the tick population. Chickens, famously known for pecking bugs and small insects off...
Nature’s Tick Magnets

Nature’s Tick Magnets

While opossums have a tenuous reputation among mankind, the toothy critters provide surprising benefits that can protect humans from disease. North America’s only marsupial has a varied diet that includes frogs, worms, and conveniently, ticks that may carry Lyme...