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The black-legged tick is one of several tick species capable of transmitting parasite-borne disease to human hosts. Outdoors enthusiasts should be wary of ticks and their dangerous potential as they venture afield during the warmer months.

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As the temperatures warm up, the risk increases around Southwest Georgia for everyone’s least favorite parasite — the disgusting, blood-sucking tick — begins threatening.

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