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End of summer doesn't mean tick danger goes away

LA CROSSE, WI - As fall approaches, health experts are warning about tick dangers.

The bugs live in areas with vegetation and tall grasses, especially if small animals are around. They carry dangerous diseases like Lyme and Anaplasmosis.

The pests handle our winter very well meaning ticks are not going anywhere anytime soon. "It's a threat here, it will always be a threat here, and people just have to be aware, if you go in that environment, you're going to have ticks," said La Crosse Co. Vector Control Manager Dave Geske.


Geske is also worried about mosquito-borne illnesses. However, he says we have not seen a case of La Crosse encephalitis in the last two years.

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