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New way to bump off ticks: Dry up their saliva

Saliva from a tick's bite can transmit pathogens that cause serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, and significant agricultural losses. Current insecticides have drawbacks, so scientists have been seeking new ways to prevent ...

Scientists create nanoproduct to fight the common tick

The common tick is a parasite whose bite damages the flesh and skin of cattle and affects the quality of their milk. Additionally, it can transmit infections to humans. However, this vector is difficult to monitor, because ...

Ticks survive for 27 years in entomologist's lab

Food is necessary for survival, but an East African species of ticks adapted to survive without feeding for eight years. Not only did they live for a total of 27 years, but they healthily reproduced long after the last male ...

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