The best way to remove a tick, plus 8 more things you should know about tick season

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A female Dermacentor variabilis, or American dog tick. Image from the CDC/DVBID/Gary Maupin, courtesy Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

By Emily Bingham | ebingham@mlive.com

Ticks on the rise

Submitted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

What exactly is Lyme and how is it transmitted?

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Pictured: A male and female Lone Star tick. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service

How do I kill the tick once it’s been removed?

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If you get bitten, should you get the tick tested for Lyme?

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