Content tagged with "tick"

Avoid Outdoor Pests

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Take precautions against Missouri's worst summertime pests: chiggers, mosquitoes, poison ivy, ticks and yellow jackets. More

Frozen Ticks and Chiggers?

After Missouri experienced some bitter cold temperatures during the first 10 days of the new year, I received questions regarding the effects of the low temperatures on this year’s populations of ticks, chiggers, armadillos and insects. More

Insects, Spiders and Kin

These animals (along with crabs, shrimp, crayfish and others) are arthropods—invertebrates with jointed legs. Learn about Missouri's most common arthropods here. More

Lyme Disease in Deer

There has never been a documented case of a human contracting Lyme disease through the handling or consumption of venison. Learn more. More

MDC offers tips for avoiding tick-borne illnesses

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A few simple precautions can dramatically reduce the potential for infection. More


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"Miscellany" for the May 2007 Missouri Conservationist. More

NOT a Lyme-disease Rash

Here is what my rash looked like the day after a deer tick bit me. More


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"Reflections" for the August 1997 Missouri Conservationist. More


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Tick. More

Tick (Underside)

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Tick (view of underside). More