It's Bizarre To Think That Georgia Is Home To The World's Largest Collection Of Ticks, But It's True
By Lisa Sammons|Published November 11, 2022
Lisa loves animals and has dogs, rats, cats, guinea pigs, and snakes. She is passionate about animal rescue and live music - traveling across the country to see a favorite band is a pretty regular occurrence! Being out hiking in the woods enjoying the scenery with her beloved dogs is another favorite hobby, and also checking out the Pokemon Go scene in whatever city she happens to be in at any given time (coffee and dog leash in hand). You can reach Lisa at email@example.com
Even among people that love animals, ticks are a pretty universally-hated creature. These little arachnids are near the top of most people’s lists of creepy-crawlies that they don’t want to be anywhere near. They’re among the most disliked of all animals in Georgia. These parasites live off the blood of mammals (including humans), birds, and even reptiles. Though undeniably disgusting, they’re also pretty fascinating. Surprisingly enough, we actually have the world’s largest collection of ticks in Georgia. Georgia Southern University in Statesboro is the permanent home of this collection that absolutely dwarfs every other curated collection of ticks on the planet. Pretty weird, huh?