Is Ohio a hotspot for tick bites?

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Fattened parasite full of blood bitten in skin. Bloated parasitic mite. Tick-borne diseases as Lyme borreliosis, encephalitis or babesiosis

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Ohioans are experiencing a hotter than normal summer with tropical dewpoints sticking around and while you might be complaining about the heat and humidity – ticks aren’t.

According to a study done by the United States Geological Survey, ticks thrive in the heat and especially the humidity, giving them a perfect breeding ground.

The CDC says most ticks go through four life stages: egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph, and adult. After hatching from the eggs, ticks must eat blood at every stage to survive causing them to look to animals or humans for their next meal.

Click here for a map of tick bites by region.

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