This Rare Tick-Borne Illness Has Made Its Way To Maine And You’ll Want To Steer Clear

Mainers are lucky to live among such beautifully unspoiled nature. But, all that nature means a whole lot of critters. Mostly we don’t mind when we see a bug or spider, but there’s one particular creature we’re always on the lookout for. Ticks keep us on our toes throughout the spring and summer. Lyme can be a huge problem and it’s more prevalent in Maine than in many other states in the country. But, Mainers are now reporting an additional disease carried by these bugs and it’s even more dangerous than Lyme. This is what you need to know.

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A few months ago we told you that this year is predicted to be one of the worst when it comes to ticks. For a refresher on what ticks carry and how to stay safe, check out the article here.