Deer Tick Population 10 Times Higher than Last Year in Parts of Madison

“Entomologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are finding populations of deer ticks in Madison have multiplied, in some cases as much as 10 times over last year.

“They have studied deer tick populations in various locations, including the UW Arboretum for several years. Five years ago, they found very few ticks in the Madison area.

“Unfortunately, this year it looks like a bumper crop in some areas that we’ve been tracking,” said Dr. Susan Paskewitz, a professor of entomology at UW–Madison.”

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