Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes

A new study shows that one of the reasons tick-borne diseases are on the rise is because the natural predators of animals ticks feed on are on the decline. According to The New York Times, ticks usually feed on mice, and foxes are natural predators of mice. The study found that in areas where the fox population is low, tick populations are higher. Researchers speculated that a fox in the neighborhood may send mice scurrying underground, leaving ticks with either nothing to feed on, and...

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