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California Lyme Disease Association

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The nonprofit California Lyme Disease Association serves as a central voice for all tick-borne disease issues in California.

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Bay Area has ticks, and Lyme disease

June 15, 2012 by Elizabeth Laubach

Locals to the Bay Area often don’t think for a moment about the hazards of ticks when exploring nature. But maybe they should. Ticks carry Lyme disease, a debilitating condition caused by a bacterial infection ticks pick up from biting deer and mice. “If you don’t mind looking like a nerd, tuck pants into socks,” said a UC Berkeley entomologist.


Watching for Blue Bellies

June 12, 2008 by Laura Hautala

We've all seen these plentiful little lizards flitting about our trails. Did you know they're a critical food source and even help protect you from Lyme disease?

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At Home with the Packrats

October 01, 2007 by Alan Kaplan

What's that pile of sticks over there? It could be the home of a dusky-footed woodrat. If you could see inside, you'd find a tidy little home complete with bedrooms, a pantry, and even a few latrines!


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