Ticks http://wesa.fm en Pennsylvania Tick Population Expected To Keep Growing http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-tick-population-expected-keep-growing <p>Put on a long sleeve shirt and load up on some pest repellent, because tick season in Pennsylvania is expected to get progressively worse year after year.</p><p>According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of Lyme disease cases, and Penn State Urban Entomologist Steve Jacobs said that’s because of an increasing tick population.</p><p>“The only thing I can say for certain is that, across Pennsylvania for the last 25 years, we’ve been trending having more ticks in more places,” he said. “That will continue.”</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 29681 at http://wesa.fm 2013 Likely Won't Be a Heavy Tick Year, But Caution Still Advised http://wesa.fm/post/2013-likely-wont-be-heavy-tick-year-caution-still-advised <p>Ticks are about as well-loved as invasive dental surgery, so it’s likely a relief to many that 2013 is forecast to be an average or below average tick year, according to the Carey Institute of Ecosystem Studies.<br><br>Despite that prediction, it’s still important to be wary of ticks, said Ed Rajotte, a professor of entomology at Penn State.<br> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:48:44 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 8344 at http://wesa.fm