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Nix the ticks: Expert has tips on how to protect yourself from summer pest

If you’re spending the holiday weekend outdoors, be extra cautious of ticks. A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine tick expert says in some areas, you can be exposed to one a minute.
“There are areas in this part of the country that the tick exposure can truly be massive,” said Michael Dryden, university distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology and one of the world’s foremost experts on the pest. “You can walk into areas and literally encounter dozens or hundreds of ticks.”
Those heavily infested tick areas generally have a heavy tree canopy with good ...

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