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Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease


Animals  (tags: disease, environment, health, Lyme disease, outdoors, possum, ticks, wildlife )

Veronica
- 459 days ago - blog.nwf.org
With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why?



   

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Evelyn B (61)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 12:16 am
Nature usually provides balance - I wonder what European animal plays the same role for ticks

Thanks, Veronica
 

Beryl Ludwig (80)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:02 am
I did not know this. I have always let possums live in my yard. 3 homes now and a family of possums in each one. I knew they ate garden slugs and roaches but it never dawned on me about ticks. In NC we are having an overwhelming outbreak of ticks. I am relieved to have my favorite nighttime visitor vacuuming up all the ticks.
Thanks for the educational story Veronica
 

Leo Custer (315)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 4:36 am
Thank you for sharing!
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 8:11 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 9:08 am
Noted, Thank you
 

MmAway M (511)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 3:43 pm
Thank you so much for posting this news! I have them all over here
 

Peggy B (43)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 6:43 pm
Shared with my friends.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Monday June 19, 2017, 2:38 am
Noted
 
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