Large nest of ticks spotted near East Coulee.
ates an opportunity to brush them off before they have the chance to attach.
If you do happen to get bit by a tick and see it still attached, look at defining features, especially the mouth piece. Dermacentor’s will have short mouth pieces so all you need to do is grab a fine set of tweezers and pinch and pull right at the mouth piece.
The ixodes on the other hand have a longer mouthpiece and can remain in the skin. What you need to then do is use those tweezers and hold the mouthpiece with a constant pressure so the bug will then release its hold.
“You have to be sort of hyper suspicious,” said Sperling. The reason Sperling decided to go back to school after 25 years was because of her son who was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She felt there was not enough research going on in the right areas of the disease.
Both Clark and Sperling believes that others ‘should be aware’ of the dangers that ticks can possess.
Sperling encourages anyone who finds ticks to send them her way at 9131 118 St. NW, Edmonton, AB, T1G 1T6.
She will examine and use the ticks for more data which could possibly help understand more about Lyme disease.