tick http://michiganradio.org en Tick boom continues in Michigan; here's what you need to know about Lyme disease http://michiganradio.org/post/tick-boom-continues-michigan-heres-what-you-need-know-about-lyme-disease <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 15.75pt;">Time to break out the long pants: Ti</span>ck season is back!</p><p>The past couple of years we've had a tick boom along the west side of the state and it's happening again this year.</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;">Erik Foster is the medical entomologist with the Michigan Department of Community Health. He says reported Lyme disease cases rose 60% last year – from 98 in 2012 to 165 in 2013.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p><p>He says it’s not clear yet whether we're going to see anything as dramatic as that this year, but so far this year is looking like another banner year for ticks.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:18:34 +0000 Rebecca Williams 17875 at http://michiganradio.org Tick boom continues in Michigan; here's what you need to know about Lyme disease There's a tick boom in Michigan - Here are 5 things you should know http://michiganradio.org/post/theres-tick-boom-michigan-here-are-5-things-you-should-know <p>On today's Environment Report, <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/tick-populations-continue-rise-michigan">we talked about ticks</a>.</p><p>Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell told me that tick season is booming in Michigan this year.</p><p>And the boom is happening in areas where ticks were relatively rare a few years ago.<br /><br />Specifically, Russell says the blacklegged tick population is expanding in Michigan. Those are the bad ones. The suckers that can carry Lyme disease.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:54:51 +0000 Rebecca Williams 12877 at http://michiganradio.org There's a tick boom in Michigan - Here are 5 things you should know