If you love bacon, then you ought to be careful about getting a bite from a lone star tick — unlike other tick bites, which can spread diseases like Lyme disease, a lone star tick bite can actually make you allergic to red meat.
With summer coming up, this is a good article. Where you live determines which tick species is likely to bite you, but Lyme-infected blacklegged ticks are expanding south, and lone star ticks are moving north
Ick but everyone needs to know a/b these "suckers" if they go outside! The adult lone star tick has a characteristic white dot on its back. Scientists found the Heartland virus only in the young nymphs, not the adults.
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