SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Warmer weather means more time outside, and that means a higher risk for encountering ticks.
Experts say it’s too early to tell whether the number of ticks will be on the rise this year, but scientists have discovered a possible link between the dangerous parasites and humidity.
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Howard Ginsberg from the U.S. Geological Survey has teamed up with researchers at the University of Rhode Island to study how humidity might explain why people in the Northeast get a lot more tick bites than those down south.
In the above video, Ginsburg discusses his findings with Meteorologist Pete Mangione.