McLaren Thumb Region

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  • The Thumb area, known for vast farmland and tall grasses is not a favorite area for ticks. Ticks are most commonly found in the Upper Peninsula and the western side of Michigan. Although ticks are not prevalent in the Thumb area, one local family medicine physician believes it is smart to be informed and know how to avoid tick bites. What types of ticks transmit Lyme disease? Female blacklegged ticks, which are also known as deer ticks, are responsible for the spread of Lyme disease . A female blacklegg...