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Tick population may thrive thanks to snowpack's insulation

"Chalk up another strike against the winter. It turns out all that snow may have benefited one of our tiniest, but still-menacing, nemeses: the tick".

By Matt Rocheleau (@mrochele) via BostonGlobe.com

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"“The deep snow likely served as an insulator, much to everyone’s chagrin,” said Thomas N. Mather, director of the University of Rhode Island's Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center."

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