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Stateside Podcast: Tick, Tick, Boom

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It is not your imagination, ticks are beyond plentiful in Michigan this year. So, what’s behind this boom in population? And what can we do to keep ourselves safe from the disease-spreading pests? On today's episode, we get a couple of tick experts to answer your questions.


Howard Russell, entomologist at Michigan State University

Jean Tsao, associate professor in MSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

You can find The Tick App, one of the projects Jean works on, here. The info you add on the app can help researchers like her track ticks in Michigan.

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