Tick Talk: Time for Parasite Prevention, OSU Experts Say

By Brian Brus, Stillwater, OK – Oklahomans are noticing they’re inadvertently bringing home tiny, uninvited hitchhikers this summer, Oklahoma State University experts said.Those guests are insatiable, and their numbers are peaking.“In Oklahoma, activity by the Lone Star tick usually peaks in May, but with all the rain we’ve had it slowed them up a little,” said Dr. Susan Little, professor in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. “American dog ticks and Gulf Coast ticks are both active right now, too.” The sight of a parasite latched securely onto another creature’s skin – whether human, pet or livestock – is disturbing…

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