Ticks more widespread in Ottawa than initially thought

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By CBC News Ottawa, October 5, 2018

Ottawa's tick population is more widespread than initially thought, with the critters popping up near residential areas of the city sooner than researchers at the University of Ottawa had been expecting.

A team of university scientists is currently in the second year of a three-year study measuring the distribution and density of black-legged ticks in Ottawa.

The researchers are also looking at the rates of ticks infected with the bacteria known to cause Lyme disease.